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Fresenius Medical Care Supports Chinese Earthquake Victims
Date:6/10/2008

SHANGHAI, China, June 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Fresenius Medical Care is offering its assistance to the earthquake victims in the Chinese province of Sichuan. In addition to significant humanitarian aid, the Company has donated a total of $1.1 million in both cash and material goods to help ease the suffering of those affected by the natural disaster. Fresenius Medical Care is providing medical equipment, services and reconstruction assistance to hospitals and aid organizations in the region.

Teams of Fresenius Medical Care employees have delivered, for example, dialysis machines for acute renal therapy to various hospitals in the Sichuan province. The teams, which consisted of logistics experts, technicians, technical engineers and clinical specialists, also supported the rescue operation through the installation and proper usage of the machines. Fresenius Medical Care China is also supporting various aid organizations such as the Hong Kong Kidney Foundation by arranging logistics and other services to ensure vital relief supplies reach hospitals on time.

Roberto Fuste, Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical Care for Asia- Pacific: "The misery and suffering of the victims in China has affected us deeply. We want to help the people there quickly and without much red tape, and have prepared an emergency package. Besides financial support, it primarily contains donations in-kind such as dialysis machines and medical products as well as ample services for the treatment of victims with renal failure in the area hit by the earthquake. The equipment and relief supplies were delivered as soon as we learned about the tragedy. We will also support rebuilding efforts in the area. Our staff in the regions is in close contact with the field help and the responsible authorities."

Fresenius Medical Care is the world's largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic kidney failure, a con
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