Press release reprinted from www.Baxter.com - January 21, 2010
Baxter International Inc. and The Baxter International Foundation have committed $1 million to support disaster relief efforts in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
The Baxter International Foundation has approved $350,000 in grants to support both immediate, acute-care and longer-term needs of the region. Additionally, The Baxter International Foundation is activating its Employee Disaster Relief Matching Gift Program that will match employee contributions on a dollar for dollar basis. Funds from this program will be donated to both The American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund and CARE.
In addition, Baxter is collaborating closely with humanitarian aid partners, AmeriCares and Direct Relief International, to ensure that they have access to critical IV solutions, antibiotics and other vital drugs for the organizations’ relief efforts in the region.
The Baxter International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), helps organizations expand access to healthcare in the United States and around the world. The foundation, established in 1981, began to focus exclusively on increasing access to healthcare in 2002 – particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved – in communities where Baxter employees live and work. Baxter International Inc. develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. For more information, please visit www.baxter.com.
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