How Fresenius Medical Care delivers dialysis at home for patients like Jack
Ask Jack Tomlin III about his life and this is what you’ll learn first. “I’m married to my wonderful wife Patti. I have two wonderful kids. I work as a dental hygienist,” he says.
Jack also happens to have polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that caused his kidneys to fail more than 30 years ago. But living with kidney failure isn’t what defines him. In fact, it’s in the background, literally, where several times a week for several hours at a time, he and Patti work together within their house to administer hemodialysis to Jack. His Fresenius Renal Technologies 2008K@home hemodialysis machine keeps him alive by performing the functions of a working kidney – like removing waste and excess fluid.
This ease of use belies the hard work and steadfast commitment of teams of Fresenius Medical Care employees, who design its home therapies, train patients to use the equipment, and maintain their health as they dialyze at home.
“We always look and say, ‘There’s always more. There’s always more we can do,’” says Marty Crnkovich, director of Research and Development. “And that’s what drives us.”
Click here to learn how that drive delivers machines to the doorsteps of people like Jack and Patti Tomlin.