LAWRENCE, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer of home dialysis products, today announced the Company has been awarded the 2014 Workplace Hero Award by the Northeast Chapter of the American Red Cross. Recognized for its commitment to community service over the course of 2013, NxStage distinguished itself from industry peers through continuous efforts to provide support for the disadvantaged and dedication to preparing employees to volunteer in the event of local and national disasters. The American Red Cross Northeast Chapter presented the award to NxStage for the first time at the 12th Annual Community Heroes Breakfast at the Doubletree by Hilton in Danvers, Massachusetts on March 20, 2014.
"While it's known NxStage is an innovator in the medical world, what we're celebrating is the work NxStage and its employees are doing to prepare Lawrence and the communities of Northeast Massachusetts," said Freddi Doeringer, executive director of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Northeast Chapter. "NxStage and its employees have demonstrated their support of our communities, and they are ready to stand with the Red Cross during the next large-scale or local disaster."
NxStage's exemplary initiatives in 2013 have included over 15 community service events in the Company's local communities. In the last year, NxStage held countless events to support local organizations serving the disadvantaged and low-income communities including Project Home Again, Lazarus House and St. Ann's Home Giving Tree.
"We are honored to receive the American Red Cross Northeast Chapter's Workplace Hero Award," stated Jeffrey Burbank, Chief Executive Officer of NxStage. "Giving back is in our DNA - it's crucial not only to those with kidney disease, but also to those in need in our own backyard."
In addition to regional service efforts, NxStage provided assistance to national charities such as Habitat for Humanity. The Company also assisted the American Red Cross by hosting local blood drives and implemented initiatives to support the organization's efforts to prepare corporate employees to act as volunteers in the event of disaster.
About the NxStage System One
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Its simplicity and revolutionary size (just over a foot tall) are intended to allow convenient use in patients' homes and give patients the freedom to travel with their therapy. When combined with the NxStage Pureflow SL Dialysis Preparation System, patients are able to further simplify, using ordinary tap water to create dialysis fluid on demand. Unlike conventional hemodialysis systems, the System One requires no special infrastructure to operate. Under the guidance of their physician, patients can use the NxStage System One, with their trained partners, where, how and when it best meets their needs - at home or on vacation and at a medically appropriate treatment frequency. http://www.nxstage.com/.
About NxStage Medical
NxStage Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, that develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of ESRD and acute kidney failure. For more information on NxStage and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.nxstage.com.
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About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossMA.
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