Gambro makes monetary donation to the Red Cross in Japan
Press Release • Apr 06, 2011 16:37 BST
Gambro is donating 10M Japanese Yen, equivalent of app. 720 000 SEK, to the Japanese Red Cross as part of its continued support to the people of Japan during this time of crisis.
On March 11 at 2.46 pm Japanese time, a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, followed by tsunami waves that caused widespread destruction. 11500 people have been confirmed dead and there are nearly 17 000 missing and 3000 injured.
Gambro extends its condolences to the Japanese people and remains fully committed to supporting its customers and their patients in any way possible. Gambro’s primary concern is to ensure continuity of care for the patients and has been able to secure uninterrupted product supply to its customers.
“We hope this donation will help support the Red Cross in Japan in its important task to aid the survivors of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami,” says Ulf Mattsson, CEO, Gambro.
Gambro is also coordinating collections from employees around the world which will be donated to the Red Cross in Japan later this month.
For further information please contact:
Pat Lam, HR and Communications, APAC, tel. +852 9261 3322
Maria Lundbäck, Director External Communication, tel. +46 705 136534
Gambro is a global medical technology company and a leader in developing, manufacturing and supplying products and therapies for Kidney and Liver dialysis, Myeloma Kidney Therapy, and other extracorporeal therapies for Chronic and Acute patients. Gambro was founded in 1964 and has today 7 500 employees, production facilities in 9 countries, and sales in more than 100 countries.