Fresenius Medical Care operates dialysis facilities in many regions of the world, with diverse geographic, societal and economic conditions. As kidney dialysis patients need treatments every two to three days to survive, we have developed a robust emergency response program, which enables us to operate smoothly in the event of crisis or disaster. To continue providing our patients with their vital dialysis treatment, even in extreme conditions, we have established a system of regionally organized emergency response teams. Their task is to protect patients and employees in emergency situations and to give patients the best possible care, even under extremely difficult conditions. In addition to our disaster response activity, we donate funds, dialysis machines and medical supplies to organizations that urgently require help.