Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                    Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the

                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         For the month of December 2005


                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)

                              Else-Kroner Strasse 1

                                61346 Bad Homburg


                    (Address of principal executive offices)

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      Fresenius Medical Care AG (the "Company") issued a press release on
November 30, 2005 announcing that, in connection with its acquisition of Renal
Care Group, Inc. ("RCG") and its subsidiaries pursuant to an Agreement dated as
of May 3, 2005, Florence Acquisition, Inc. ("Florence"), an indirect subsidiary
of the Company, is offering to purchase for cash any and all of the $159,685,000
outstanding principal amount of 9% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2011 (the
"Notes") of RCG, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the
Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated November 30, 2005 and
the accompanying Consent and Letter of Transmittal. Florence is also soliciting
consents from holders of the Notes for certain amendments that would, among
other things, eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and
certain of the events of default contained in the indenture under which the
Notes were issued.

      The consummation of the tender offer and consent solicitation is subject
to a number of conditions, as further described in the subject press release. A
copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by
reference herein.

      This Report on Form 6-K shall be incorporated by reference in the
Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Registration No. 333-128899) filed October
7, 2005, by the Company and shall be part thereof and the prospectus included
therein from the date on which this report is filed, to the extent not
superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or furnished by the
Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Exhibit 99.1 Investor news release dated November 30, 2005 


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

DATE: December 1, 2005

                                       FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE

                                       By: /s/ BEN LIPPS
                                           Name:  Dr. Ben Lipps
                                           Title: Chief Executive Officer and
                                           Chairman of the Management Board

                                       By: /s/ LAWRENCE A. ROSEN
                                           Name:  Lawrence A. Rosen
                                           Title: Chief Financial Officer