METACO LLP understands the importance and necessity of social responsibility of the business with respect to society, and, therefore, in its activity pays special attention to charity. The company supports socially important projects in regions of Russia, renders assistance in development of culture and health care, and provides targeted support to people who find themselves in a difficult situation in life.
Over 10 years now, METACO LLP has been supplying medical institutions of the Russian Federation with hemodialysis equipment and consumables implementing European methods of substitutive renal therapy. It is extrarenal blood clearance that considered today as the most versatile and affordable method of kidney treatment. Approximately 15 million people suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Russia. The average age of patients on dialysis is about 47 years old. It means that the employable population group is mainly affected. For some of them, hemodialysis is not just the way to prolong their lives (dialysis procedures extend lives of CKD patients for 25-30 years), but it also allows keeping relatively high quality of life. 10 – 15 years ago, only few of them managed to work while undergoing treatment due to significantly low quality of dialysis. Now a lot of them study, work, continue to raise and foster their children and grandchildren and actively participate in social life. The availability of modern dialysis equipment allowed us to increase the quality of dialysis, and therefore the quality of life of CKD patients and prolong their lives. Over 10 years our company donated 300 Artificial Kidney devices to the various regions of the Russian Federation. This reduced social problem acuteness of care delivery to CKD patients. The data analysis in certain regions allows stating the insufficient delivery of dialysis care almost in half of regions, and the dialysis care was scarcely delivered in some territorial entities of the Russian Federation. The opportunity of dialysis services development in the regions now exists due to equipment transfer. Sakhalin Region and Kamchatka Territory, Magadan Region, Primorsky and Zabaykalsky Territories, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Jewish Autonomous Area and Amur Region, Sakha Republic and Bashkortostan, Republic of Dagestan and Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Chechen Republic, Tambov and Novgorod Regions, Leningrad Region, Republic of Karelia are the regions where the donated Artificial Kidney devices operate in 2-shift, and more often in 3-shift mode. Patients have to undergo 2-3 sessions per week of 4-5 hours long each to cleanse the blood from products of metabolism as outpatients. If acute renal failure is developed in patient, then the procedures can be carried out every day until elimination of intoxication and recovery of kidney independent functioning. Based mainly upon 3-shift mode of operation, when usually 6 patients undergo dialysis on one Artificial Kidney device, considering the total number of Artificial Kidney devices that is 300 units, it is possible to carry out dialysis for 1,800 patients per day. The number of patients doubles within a week. For some patients, the dialysis is the only opportunity to wait for kidney transplantation and live full life. Currently, 24,000 patients live on hemodialysis waiting for transplantation in Russia. The quality of dialysis mostly depends on the medical staff. The company always pays great attention to the advanced training of nephrologists and nursing personnel: retraining, educational programs of advanced cycles, participation in workshops and conferences. However, hemodialysis is not only Artificial Kidney device. Modern water treatment systems performing high-quality water treatment for dialysis, chairs that are comfortable for patients during many hours spent on dialysis, mixers and ionometers were donated to various regions of the Russian Federation. This state-of-the-art equipment requires constant maintenance carried out by qualified service engineers of the company. It maintains equipment in operating condition at the level of European standards. The large-scale implementation of dialysis into practical healthcare of the Russian Federation for 10 years has been one of the most important tasks of the company in the delivery of special medical care.