Tricida cares about our community and volunteering is a part of our culture. We are grateful to all of the health care providers, community service personnel and people that are on the front lines, interfacing with patients and those that are impacted by COVID-19. We helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 through the donation of our protective laboratory equipment, including N-95 masks, to a local hospital. We also instituted a Tricida Charitable Contribution Match program to match 100% of employee contributions to charities that are focused on the COVID-19 cause.
We proudly support programs and offer resources for advocacy groups, healthcare providers, and our local community. In particular, we believe we have an opportunity to make a real impact for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) and metabolic acidosis. An estimated 3 million people in the United Stated suffer from later stage CKD and metabolic acidosis. We’re working hard to provide the potential first FDA-approved chronic treatment to help these patients and help slow the progression of CKD.
Tricida is a proud sponsor of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). We support educational programs and efforts by NKF to expand awareness about the complications and causes of CKD. Locally, our Tricida team joined the NKF Northern California community during the Annual San Francisco Kidney Walk to support patients and their families and help raise much needed dollars to support kidney disease research. Our organization as a whole, and over 80% of our employees, contributed financially to this important cause.
As we strive to improve the lives of CKD patients with metabolic acidosis, we are proud sponsors of the American Kidney Fund and KDIGO. KDIGO is a global nonprofit organization developing and implementing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in kidney disease.
If you would like to be part of the effort to help patients with CKD and metabolic acidosis, consider a donation to the NKF, AKF or KDIGO to help support educational efforts and advancements in kidney disease research. To donate, click on the logo and follow the link to the NKF, AKF or KDIGO websites.