Presque Isle, ME- October 21, 2016 – The County Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce support for the County Dialysis Center (CDC). The County Federal Credit Union has made a $15,000 donation so they can continue their life-changing mission. In making the donation Ryan Ellsworth, President and CEO of The County Federal Credit Union stated, “The value to our area of having this caliber of a life sustaining facility is immeasurable. Having this service here in our region helps alleviate some of the suffering from debilitating kidney disease. This donation fits with the credit union’s philosophy of ‘people helping people’.”
The County Dialysis Center saves lives every day. Healthy kidneys remove waste and toxins from our bodies and balance our fluid levels. One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease, and kidney failure is a life changing— and life-threatening—condition. Luckily, there are treatments and medicines that can replace the functions of the kidneys and keep the body alive, like hemodialysis. Only one dialysis center is located in Aroostook County, close to home. Without the CDC, patients would have to travel to Lincoln or Bangor three times each week, or opt out of treatment altogether.
“Without the Center, patients would have to travel down state for treatment, move from The County or go without treatments altogether. Having a dialysis center close to home allows patients to receive local care with the support network of their families and friends. With generous support from The County Federal Credit Union and that of other thoughtful business leaders, we will succeed in our campaign to fund the County Dialysis Center for our neighbors in the County well into the future,” said Glenda Dwyer, TAMC Interim President.
The goal over the next several months is to finish raising $750,000 needed to help sustain the County Dialysis Center in Northern Maine. We hope the public can lend a helping hand. You can make a donation online at www.emhsfoundation.org/donate/tamc or by mail to TAMC Foundation, PO Box 970, Presque Isle, ME 04769.