BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Plasma Inc., one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, has raised over $225,000 for United Way. This amount is matched 100% by CSL Behring which nets the campaign over $450,000.
CSL Plasma employees in over 100+ locations were instrumental in raising this record-setting amount. Besides monetary contributions, CSL Plasma employees also volunteered their time by participating in a nationwide 'Day of Caring' by providing and packaging food at area food banks or community centers, planting flowers and trees, picking up trash in nearby neighborhoods and much more.
According to Mike Deem, CSL Plasma Senior Vice-President and General Manager, "It's exciting to see how our employees rally around such a great cause by giving back to their communities. Overall, we are honored to give back to the 100+ local communities by donating $450,000 to local United Ways, thanks to the 100% match by CSL Behring. This donation supports our promise to save lives and will go far in helping United Way agencies improve lives through local education, health and financial efforts."
According to Ben Landers, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Knoxville, "We are so very appreciative of the long time support we receive from CSL Plasma. Some years ago the leadership of CSL Plasma chose United Way as one of the ways they will give back to the communities where they have locations and we are glad they did. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised over the years. The dollars raised will benefit countless numbers of citizens in need as well as helping people strive for self-sufficiency! Local United Ways will invest these generous gifts in programs that will change lives and improve community conditions. CSL is a wonderful community partner, a good place to work and widely known as a caring organization. Simply put, we could not manage without CSL Plasma."
About CSL Plasma Inc.
CSL Plasma, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, upholds a tradition of innovation and excellence. As a leader in plasma collection, we are committed to excellence and innovation in everything we do. Our work ensures that tens of thousands of people are able to live normal, healthy lives. We are committed to our work because people's lives depend on us. CSL Plasma is a division of CSL Behring global biopharmaceutical company and a member of the CSL Group of companies. The parent company, CSL Limited (ASX:CSL), is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
For more information about CSL Plasma, including eligibility requirements, please go to www.cslplasma.com.
CSL (ASX:CSL) is a leading global biotherapeutics company with a dynamic portfolio of life-saving innovations, including those that treat hemophilia and immune deficiencies, as well as vaccines to prevent influenza. Since our start in 1916, we have been driven by our promise to save lives using the latest technologies. Today, CSL — including our two businesses CSL Behring and Seqirus — operates in over 30 countries with more than 14,000 employees. Our unique combination of commercial strength, R&D focus and operational excellence enables us to identify, develop and deliver innovations so our patients can live life to the fullest.
About United Way
With 2.6 million volunteers and 9.6 million donors worldwide, and more than $5 billion raised every year, United Way is the world's largest privately-funded nonprofit. We're engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create community solutions that improve life for everyone. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited
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