We are thankful for your support!
So far in 2015 ...
  • 31 international medical missions
  • 28 domestic chronic kidney disease screenings
  • 21 assisted medical camps for kids
  • 254 DaVita Kidney Care teammates engaged
  • 63 DaVita HealthCare Partners teammates engaged
  • Over 15,660 lives impacted!
Join Your Teammates in Supporting Primary Care in Haiti
Just $17 Provides ONE Primary Care Service

Deficient sanitation systems, poor nutrition and inadequate health services have pushed Haiti to the bottom of the World Bank's ranking of health indicators. The vast majority of Haitian people still struggle to access the healthcare they need.
In 2016, BOL will travel to Haiti on a fourth medical mission to support approximately 1,500 patients with the help of an estimated 15 DaVita HealthCare Partners teammates to tackle local medical conditions including fever, diarrhea, parasites, and infections.

Donate online OR text "HAITI" and a dollar amount of your choice (e.g. HAITI 17) to 720-410-6472.

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Bridge of Life Completes First Pediatric-Focused AV Fistula Surgical Mission
Helping Children in Guatemala

BOL traveled to Guatemala in September to complete another AV fistula surgical mission, but this time with a focus on pediatric patients!  This mission was the result of three years of successful AV fistula surgical missions, the first having been in Jamaica. BOL was thrilled to celebrate this important milestone.

Dr. William Jennings (pictured left), BOL's surgical program lead, has worked extensively with BOL to complete these surgical missions. His passion and dedication make this program possible!

BOL surpassed the goal of 15 surgeries with a total of 18 surgeries completed on this mission! Thank you to the incredible surgical volunteers for their long hours, dedication and amazing work.

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Record-Breaking Number of Teammates Volunteer with Bridge of Life
Teammates Rally for Kidney Disease Prevention

A total of 47 DaVita Kidney Care teammate volunteers screened 357 individuals for chronic kidney disease (CKD) at a Bridge of Life (BOL) event held in conjunction with Remote Area Medical from October 2 - 4  in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was a record-breaking number of teammate volunteers at one event for BOL! Volunteers met with individuals like Raquel, a 65-year-old woman who had not seen a physician since the age of 12 prior to the screening.

Teammate Amy Bogan, who helped to recruit the large number of volunteers, said "DaVita teammates serve, that's what they do, and whether it's in the clinic or in their neighborhood, the result is pretty amazing."

Thank you to all the amazing teammates who attended our screening event!

Interested in volunteering with BOL? Click here to apply! 
3 Concurring Medical Missions on 3 Continents
Five DaVita Kidney Care teammates volunteered with BOL to establish a new dialysis clinic in Cuautitlan, Mexico this past August and September. Seven dialysis machines were installed, and the team also assisted in training local biomeds and technicians. This clinic is already dialyzing its first patients and now has the capacity to serve up to 18 individuals!

In September, six DaVita Kidney Care teammates traveled to Ghana with BOL and screened over 1,200 children and family members for CKD! 34 children were identified as at-risk and referred for follow-up care with BOL's in-country partner, Dr. Sampson Antwi at KOMFO Anokye teaching hospital in Ghana.

Five DaVita Kidney Care teammates assisted BOL in setting up the new Lux Dialysis Center in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia this past September and October and also helped to train local biomeds and technicans. On the clinic's grand opening day, five patients were already receiving dialysis! This was also BOL's first mission in Mongolia.
Teammates Making a Difference
Through recent bake sales and raffles,  DaVita Kidney Care teammates at Nephrology Practice Solutions (NPS) in Tempe, Arizona raised $1,000 to benefit BOL! Thank you NPS for your amazing team efforts and helping to improve healthcare across the globe. One for All!

Interested in hosting a fundraiser to benefit BOL? Email, and check out more information on BOL's impact areas here.
Free Up Garage Space This Holiday Season
Looking to make a big year-end gift? Do you have a used car that's rusting away or taking up space in your garage? Consider donating your vehicle!

BOL can accept vehicles through the CARS program! Your contribution will benefit BOL's impact areas, helping to improve healthcare and save lives across the globe. Click here for more information.
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