Fresenius Kidney Care holds open house in Belpre

BELPRE — Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America and part of a national network of dialysis facilities, hosted the community for an open house celebration and ribbon-cutting on July 30 at its new clinic in Belpre at 510 Main St.

The event was in partnership with Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce.

The clinic, which can treat a maximum of 66 patients a week, enables Fresenius Kidney Care’s local team of medical professionals to better serve the Washington County area’s growing dialysis community, according to a press release.

The center features local medical professionals available to discuss patient services and the latest dialysis treatment options, including in-center dialysis which provides the reassurance of staff-assisted treatment and labs all in one place and at-home dialysis, which offers patients greater independence, convenience and health benefits, the release states.

The staff can discuss how the center’s care team meets patients’ physical and emotional needs by individualizing their care and how Fresenius Kidney Care of Belpre strives to empower people to live the healthiest, fullest way possible.

Fresenius Kidney Care 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 2,400 facilities nationwide. Fresenius Kidney Care’s 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

One in seven adults will develop chronic kidney disease, with many not detecting the condition until they have lost more than 90 percent of their kidney function, company officials said. More than 660,000 Americans live with end stage renal disease, or 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.

Currently, 468,000 people in the U.S. depend on dialysis as a life sustaining treatment. The leading causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure and diabetes.