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DKMS Extends International Footprint With South African Partnership

DKMS AND THE SUNFLOWER FUND JOIN FORCES ON WORLD BLOOD CANCER DAY
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NEW YORK, May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/– DKMS is pleased to announce a collaboration with The Sunflower Fund in South Africa to provide patients worldwide with a second chance at life.

The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS will begin operations in South Africa today, May 28,

2020. DKMS decided to announce the partnership on May 28th in honor of World Blood Cancer Day, a global awareness day to stand in solidarity with blood cancer patients around the world.   

United Turns Old Uniforms Into Masks for Employees

Airline upcycles employee uniforms into 7,500 face coverings for airport operations workers on the front line at San Francisco International
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CHICAGO, May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/– United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and the airline’s San Francisco Maintenance Base that were made from 12,284 pounds of uniforms United upcycled.

The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 7: What Our “New Normal” Might Look Like Until We Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

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This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine.

Each week our host Lisa Ling will talk to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world working collaboratively to help bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

Tetra Tech Renovates Medical Facility to Receive Non-Acute COVID-19 Patients

Providing quick-response engineering design and construction oversight services to convert a closed hospital in East Orange, New Jersey
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Tetra Tech provided engineering design and construction oversight services on a quick-response project managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Philadelphia District, to convert a closed and partially abandoned hospital into a 250-bed facility to receive non-acute COVID-19 patients in East Orange, New Jersey.

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

Dow Collaborates With Multiple Partners to Develop and Donate Level 2 Medical Isolation Gowns

Summary: 
  • Collaboration included Magna International, Inc., 3M, Cadillac Products Packaging Company, DuPont, Fitesa, Landaal Packaging Systems, Plastixx FFS Technologies, Shurtape and Volkswagen
  • 100,000 isolation gowns to be donated to healthcare professionals
Press Release
  • Collaboration included Magna International, Inc., 3M, Cadillac Products Packaging Company, DuPont, Fitesa, Landaal Packaging Systems, Plastixx FFS Technologies, Shurtape and Volkswagen
  • 100,000 isolation gowns to be donated to healthcare professionals

Whirlpool Corporation, Dow, and Reynolds Consumer Products Collaborate to Manufacture and Donate Much-Needed Respirators Through WIN Health Labs, LLC

Summary: 
  • Companies create an alternative PPE solution to quickly address diminishing supply of N95 respirators and masks for healthcare workers
  • Dow and Whirlpool Corporation donating 1,000 respirators each to healthcare facilities in Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas
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  • Companies create an alternative PPE solution to quickly address diminishing supply of N95 respirators and masks for healthcare workers
  • Dow and Whirlpool Corporation donating 1,000 respirators each to healthcare facilities in Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas

JLABS @ Washington, DC: The Unique Innovation Hub That's Poised to Help Protect Us From Future Pandemics

Scientists at the facility, opening in the nation's capital this year, will be focused on advancing breakthrough ideas for safeguarding people around the world from pandemics like Covid-19, infectious diseases and other health threats.
Blog

It was a year ago this month that Johnson & Johnson Innovation first unveiled plans to launch a healthcare innovation facility in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with BARDA—also known as the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Johnson & Johnson Supporting Frontline Health Workers

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COVID-19 demonstrates the essential and often undervalued role of health workers. The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and Johnson & Johnson Foundation committed $50 million to support and supply health workers. Here’s how: https://www.jnj.com/coronavirus/frontline-workers

To view the  Johnson & Johnson Nursing youtube channel, visit: https://youtu.be/pCC5vFuHhcU

The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 5: How Nurses Are Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine.

Each week our host Lisa Ling will talk to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world working collaboratively to help bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

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