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Renal disease is directly responsible for over one million deaths a year worldwide. It also contributes importantly towards morbidity from cardiovascular disease in over 12 million individuals — numbers steeply rising because of the type–2 diabetes pandemic.

To immediately address this alarming reality, The Barbara L. and Robert W. Schrier Fund for Global Development in Nephrology was launched during the 3rd World Congress of Nephrology in Singapore in 2005. Thanks to a very personal and generous gesture, ISN is being aided in its mission of prevention and its goal to reduce the incidence and impact of kidney disease around the world.

The fund is dedicated to supporting ISN's substantial outreach and capacity building work in emerging countries. It helps to enhance programs such as (but not limited to) the ISN Fellowship Program, the ISN Renal Sister Centers and Continuing Medical Education. It will also seed the development new initiatives to help the prevention and progression of renal disease.

Mrs. and Professor Schrier have generously provided a seed endowment of US$ 80,000.00 and have appealed to the ISN global community to match the amount twice over.

ISN encourages its members and the renal community at large to act in the spirit of Barbara and Robert Schrier and contribute towards the Fund to achieve the initial funding goal and beyond.

Donations can be made:

  1. Online via our secure payment module
    For credit card payments only.
    Click here to make a donation.
  2. By cheque
    Send to:
    International Society of Nephrology
    Global Headquarters
    Ave de Tervueren, 300
    B-1150 Brussels
  3. Via Bank transfer
    ING Banque
    Agence non Résident
    Rue de Naple 49
    B-1050 Brussels

    Account number: 310-1773635-76
    IBAN: BE91 3101 7736 3576

All donations qualify as charitable contributions and may therefore be tax deductible. The ISN will provide you with an official Receipt of Charitable Donation.

We thank you for contributing generously to this important Fund. Your contribution will make a difference.

Questions? Please contact the ISN Global Headquarters.

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