KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring and its employees helped numerous organizations throughout the United States in 2012, from local United Way chapters to patient advocacy groups, food banks and other agencies that provide vital services to people in need. With operations in King of Prussia, Pa., Kankakee, Ill. and Boca Raton, Fla., and CSL Plasma centers throughout the United States and sites in Knoxville, Tenn. and Indianapolis, Ind., the company and its employees impacted many people.
United Way campaign sets new record
The annual United Way campaign is the company's largest charitable initiative. Together, CSL Behring, CSL Plasma and their employees raised $684,308 for United Way in 2012, making it the company's most successful campaign to date.
- King of Prussia: $185,160 to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
- Kankakee: $162,146 to United Way of Kankakee County
- CSL Plasma: $337,002 to various United Way chapters
"Our employees are very generous and they enjoy giving back to their own communities," said Paul Perreault, President of CSL Behring. "Employee involvement in determining the organizations we help is important. We seek their input in identifying local organizations needing support. It builds a stronger sense of community and increases our giving efforts. We're proud of all the ways in which our employees get involved and show they care."
Support for a variety of charities
Throughout the year, employees in many of CSL Behring's locations participated in "Denim Days." By contributing to a designated charity, employees can wear jeans to work on Fridays. The program benefitted organizations such as Ronald McDonald House and Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center.
In Kankakee, employees contributed to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and in King of Prussia, employees helped the hungry by donating food items and packing over 8,500 pounds of food for the local food bank, Philabundance. Kankakee and CSL Plasma center employees supported the Salvation Army by donating coats and other clothing items. They helped other local charities including an orphanage and an assisted living facility.
Helping patient advocacy groups
Employees raised monies for rare disease patient advocacy groups: Immune Deficiency Foundation, Hemophilia Federation of America, Alpha-1 Foundation, Hereditary Angioedema Association and Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois. The CSL Plasma sites also contributed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation and local Hemophilia foundations. For information about CSL's global performance in priority areas of its Corporate Responsibility program visit http://www.csl.com.au/.
At CSL Behring, we have the opportunity - and the responsibility - to improve the health of our communities. Communities where we live and work, and communities with which we have the shared goal to enhance science and health. This is a commitment we all share at CSL Behring and our employees demonstrate it year after year.
About CSL Behring
CSL Behring is a leader in the plasma protein therapeutics industry. Committed to saving lives and improving the quality of life for people with rare and serious diseases, the company manufactures and markets a range of plasma-derived and recombinant therapies worldwide.
CSL Behring therapies are used around the world to treat coagulation disorders including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema and inherited respiratory disease, and neurological disorders in certain markets. The company's products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic diseases in the newborn. For more information visit http://www.cslbehring.com/. CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma.
Chris Florentz, Manager Corporate Communications
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