Sparrow Caregivers in the Sparrow Dialysis Center received gifts from Medawar Jewelers Frandor to commemorate National Kidney Month.
More than two dozen Chamilia bracelets and limited edition beads were given to Caregivers last week. Sparrow provides outpatient dialysis treatment at its St. Lawrence campus in Lansing and inpatient dialysis at Sparrow Hospital.
"We wanted to do something to thank (the Caregivers) for doing so much for the community," said Carol Medawar of Medawar Jewelers Frandor. "In honor of March being National Kidney Month, we thought this donation would be a tribute to those who touch so many lives in the dialysis unit in Sparrow."
March is National Kidney Month and the annual event aims to raise awareness about kidney health and reducing the risk of kidney damage. More than 20 million adults in the United States have chronic kidney disease, with an additional 400,000 people currently depending on dialysis to treat kidney failure, according to the U.S. Renal Data System.
"I thought this was an awesome opportunity to be able to thank these Caregivers who do so much for our Patients," said Cheri Moore, Director of the Sparrow Dialysis Center and Wound & Hyperbaric Clinic.
Sparrow provides inpatient and outpatient dialysis to hundreds of Patients each year, and its outpatient dialysis center is the only hospital-based dialysis center in mid-Michigan.