Fresenius Group Raises More Than $1.1 Million For Disaster Victims In Southeast Asia

BAD HOMBURG, Germany, January 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fresenius Health Care Group will donate cash and goods worth more than $1.1 million to victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia.

Dr. Ulf M. Schneider, Chairman of the Management Board of Fresenius AG: "We are deeply moved by the suffering caused by the disaster in Asia. To offer swift and unbureaucratic assistance, we have organized an immediate-aid package that includes cash donations, life-saving medical supplies and construction assistance for medical facilities. Our subsidiaries in the region are in close contact with local aid agencies and will handle some of the donations directly."

Fresenius Medical Care will donate $500,000 and Fresenius Kabi will give EUR 500,000 for aid work in the affected region. A major part will be used to provide financial support to various aid agencies in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Furthermore, Fresenius will donate vital medical supplies to hospitals in the region and life-saving products and services for patients with kidney failure.

Fresenius employees have also voluntarily collected donations in many countries including one fund-raising program in India where colleagues agreed to donate a day's pay to victims in the disaster region.

Fresenius is an internationally operating health care group with products and services for dialysis, the hospital and the ambulatory medical care of patients. For more information about the Fresenius Health Care Group, visit the Company's website at

Joachim Weith, Corp. Communications Tel.: +49-6172-6082101 Fax: +49-6172-6082294 e-mail: pr-fre@fresenius.de

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