Fresenius Kidney Care: Helping People With
CKD and ESRD Thrive

At Fresenius Kidney Care, we’re passionately committed to helping people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) lead fuller, more active and vibrant lives. 

As a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), we’re part of a network of companies dedicated to one mission: providing superior care that improves the quality of life for every patient, every day. With access to the vast resources of our global parent company, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, the world’s leading innovator in kidney care and the largest provider of dialysis products and services, we’re uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive quality care to all of our patients. From state-of-the-art dialysis equipment to the world’s most advanced dialysis treatment services and patient support services, FMCNA helps nearly 200,000 people with CKD and ESRD improve their lives every day.

At the end of each day, over 67,000 FMCNA employees share the same singular commitment of providing the best care to everyone we treat, wherever they may be—at home, in center, in the hospital or at the physician’s office.

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Fresenius dialysis history

Our heritage: over 100 years of innovation

In 2015, underscoring its commitment to improve the lives of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD), Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) branded its kidney and dialysis services division as Fresenius Kidney Care. However, our heritage goes back over 100 years. 

Take a trip through time and learn about all the companies that contributed to who we are today.

Did you know?

  • Our heritage dates back to 1462 to a pharmacy in Germany
  • FMCNA’s first Chairman and CEO developed the hollow fiber and revolutionized the dialysis industry 
  • We pioneered the use of dialysis, both in-center and at-home