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WELLESLEY – Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America and the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, opened a dialysis center in Wellesley, to offer people living with kidney failure more convenient access to quality care. The center will hire more than five healthcare professionals.

Fresenius Kidney Care Wellesley, which opened last month, has the capacity to treat up to 90 patients a week

There is already a Fresenius Kidney Care in Framingham.

Additionally, the center includes a new transitional care unit (TCU), a separate space dedicated to onboarding patients new to dialysis during their first weeks of treatment, assisting patients transitioning between modalities, and supporting individuals returning to dialysis from transplant. This setting provides patients both the education and time to choose a therapy best suited for them, and greatly increases the chance that they will select a home therapy.

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“We are excited for the opportunity to bring state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality care to people in Wellesley in need of dialysis,” said Clinic Manager Margot Nelson. “At Fresenius Kidney Care, we are committed to providing comprehensive care to people living with chronic kidney disease so that our patients can lead fuller lives.”

The new center will expand health services in the community. In Massachusetts, there are nearly 13,000 patients on dialysis.

Dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that rids the body of unwanted toxins, waste products, and excess fluids by filtering the blood, essentially replacing some of the lost kidney function. When kidneys fail, they are no longer able to filter the blood. Patients must either receive a kidney transplant, perform their dialysis treatments at home, or receive in center dialysis treatment three times a week.

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About 1 in 7 adults in the U.S. have chronic kidney disease, with many not detecting the condition until they have lost more than 96 percent of their kidney function. 

Symptoms and warning signs for late-stage kidney disease include changes in urination, fatigue, swelling in hands or feet, and pain in the small of the back.

Physicians recommend that people who are at risk for CKD are screened at least once a year. More than 600,000 Americans live with kidney failure, which requires either a transplant or dialysis to remove waste from the blood, maintain safe levels of potassium and sodium, and control blood pressure.

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Fresenius Kidney Care is hiring care team members at this new location.

Job listings are posted online here.

Fresenius Kidney Care, a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), provides dialysis treatment and support services to more than 190,000 people with kidney disease every year whether in their own homes or at more than 2,600 facilities nationwide. Fresenius Kidney Care’s dedicated teams help address the physical and emotional aspects of kidney disease through personalized care, education, and lifestyle support services. For more information about Fresenius Kidney Care, visit www.FreseniusKidneyCare.com.


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Fast Facts

  • 1 in 7 U.S. adults, about 37 million people, are estimated to have CKD.
  • More than 95,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant.
  • As of 2018, 229,000 Americans are living with a kidney transplant.
  • Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure.
  • As of 2018, 550,000 people are receiving life-sustaining dialysis treatment.
  • Cardiovascular disease is prevalent in 76.5% of Medicare patients receiving hemodialysis.
  • 12.5% of individuals receiving dialysis perform dialysis at home.
  • 85% of home patients perform peritoneal dialysis.
  • 14.2% of new patients with kidney failure received a preemptive transplant or selected home dialysis in 2018.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.