Kidney Care Community
On March 20, the American Kidney Fund launched a COVID-19 emergency fund to provide financial assistance to low-income patients on dialysis or who have undergone kidney transplantation. The funding was quickly exhausted due to the large number of applications the organization received. After “appealing to corporations, foundations and individual donors to replenish the fund,” the AKF recently reported it has received donations from three corporations.
"We are so grateful to Akebia, Horizon and Natera for stepping up to help patients during this emergency, and we are hopeful that many other corporations will join them in helping to fund this critical effort,” LaVarne A. Burton, president and CEO of the AKF, said in a press release. “These patients are vulnerable and highly susceptible to serious illness if they come in contact with the coronavirus. Too often, their already fragile finances cannot absorb another shock such as what they are experiencing. Our Coronavirus Emergency Fund is a lifeline for them.”
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