BD donates $1.2 million in cash, medical equipment to Haiti relief effort

January 15, 2010 by MassDevice staff

Becton, Dickinson & Co. is donating $550,000 in cash and matching employee contributions to the Haiti relief effort and plans to ship another $500,000 worth of medical equipment to the beleaguered island nation.

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Becton, Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) is donating $550,000 to support relief efforts in Haiti and pledged to ship another $500,000 worth of medical equipment to the island nation, which was devastated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Jan. 12.

The Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based medical device maker said it will split $250,000 between the American Red Cross and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Another $250,000 will go to Partners in Health, AmeriCares, the Catholic Medical Mission Board, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart International, Project HOPE and Save the Children.

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