Teleflex Partnership with ASA Raises Funds for Lifebox Foundation at ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2014 Annual Meeting
Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) , a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced that they have donated $20,000 to the Lifebox Foundation. The donation was the result of a Lifebox Challenge hosted by Teleflex during the ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2014 Annual Meeting in October. Teleflex donated $20 for every meeting attendee who participated in the Lifebox photo challenge.
“Teleflex is proud to partner with the Anesthesiology community to raise awareness and funds for the Lifebox campaign,” said Justin McMurray, President and General Manager, Anesthesia and Respiratory Division, Teleflex. “This partnership illustrates our commitment to connecting clinicians and medical technology in a way that makes surgery safer for patients around the world.”
The Lifebox Foundation helps deliver the world’s foremost low-cost and high-quality pulse oximeter to thousands of people undergoing surgery in under-resourced countries. Pulse oximeters, non-invasive medical devices that check the level of oxygen in a patient’s bloodstream and sound an alarm as soon the slightest unsafe change is detected, are used as a standard in many hospitals in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States. More than 70,000 operating rooms providing about 31.5 million operations annually in underdeveloped countries do not have pulse oximeters.
“Through our campaign for Lifebox, and other initiatives being driven by the ASA Charitable Foundation, we are able to impact surgical safety around the globe,” said ASA Charitable Foundation President Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D. “We are thrilled that Teleflex is supporting our Lifebox campaign and are grateful for their generous donation to surgical patients worldwide.”
Teleflex is an Industry Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and through its Arrow(R), LMA(R), Hudson RCI(R) and Rusch(R) Brands, has a strong history of delivering practical innovation to improve the health and quality of people’s lives.
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About Teleflex Incorporated
Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Wayne, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company’s website at teleflex.com.
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