SHANGHAI, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced a donation of 2 million Chinese Yuan (including 400,000 Chinese Yuan in individual donations) to the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to fund liver transplants for impoverished children at Renji Hospital (affiliated with Jiao Tong University School of Medicine) in Shanghai.
Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for children with end-stage liver disease, but the procedure still presents many societal, economic and surgical challenges in China. As most children requiring liver transplantation reside in remote areas lacking adequate prenatal care, SMIC initiated the "SMIC Liver Transplant Program for Children" to provide afflicted children the opportunity for a new life, and to draw attention to their needs from the local community.
At the donation ceremony, Dr. TY Chiu, CEO of SMIC, presented a check to the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation. "Children are the hope of every family and the future of society," he said. "Funding a liver transplant not only saves a child, it helps a family and benefits society as a whole. SMIC always participates actively in charitable events and we are committed to fulfilling our corporate social responsibility to build a more harmonious society."
Li Weipin, Director of Renji Hospital said, "We are grateful to SMIC for helping children in need undergo liver transplant surgery at Renji Hospital. Renji Hospital has earned a reputation in China as a leader in pediatric liver transplant surgery. By working with a number of charities to build a fundraising platform for children with end-stage liver disease, Renji has successfully completed liver transplant surgeries for more than 90 children. In the future, Renji Hospital will continue to provide the most advanced liver transplant surgeries for underprivileged children with end-stage liver disease so that more children can grow up healthy."
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China, providing integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 40-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai, a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing, a 200mm fab in Tianjin, and a 200mm fab project under development in Shenzhen. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong.
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