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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.

Necessity Really Is the Mother of Invention: Meet Two Nurses Working on Clever Innovations to Keep Moms and Babies Healthy

They both had stressful experiences as new parents and took those challenging moments and turned them into something positive—inventions that have the potential to help other parents and newborns thrive, especially during the current pandemic.
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You’ve likely heard the phrase “necessity is the mother of invention.”

At Johnson & Johnson, we take that message to heart—especially when it comes to supporting nurses, whom we believe are some of healthcare’s greatest innovators.

On #GivingTuesdayNow, American Express is Expanding Its Global Support in the Fight Against COVID-19

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NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19. 

American Express Launches ‘Stand for Small’ Coalition to Support U.S. Small Businesses

New digital platform brings together more than 40 companies across multiple industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts through 2020
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April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced it has established ‘Stand for Small,’ a coalition of more than 40 companies across media, technology, consumer goods, professional services, and many other industries, that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of Covid-19.

Accelerating Results for Patients through STAR

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Alexion’s vision is to continuously raise the bar to deliver on patient expectations with solutions designed for them as people – meaning we want to take the time to understand their social and emotional lives, as well as their medical condition.

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

On the Road As a Stem Cell Courier

Even in times of the COVID-19 crisis, life-saving blood stem cells are brought to patients - by committed people like Maria
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Maria Schmiing is a DKMS employee and has also been a volunteer stem cell courier for about two years. A few days ago, she took a transplant from Germany to the US - a particularly difficult challenge in times of the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, entry to the US is only possible because DKMS, with the support of the US Stem Cell Donor Register: National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP/Be the Match), has obtained a special permit for stem cell couriers to enter the country - so that patients can receive urgently needed transplants.

Ventec Life Systems and GM Partner to Mass Produce Critical Care Ventilators in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

GM to also produce surgical masks to support frontline healthcare professionals
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BOTHELL, Wash., March 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ventec Life Systems announced today General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to ramp up production at their manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington.

Now More Than Ever, the Importance of Second Chances at Life

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As an international non-profit organization, every day DKMS provides 20 lifesaving blood stem cell transplants for blood cancer and blood disorder patients all around the world. Even in the current situation that we are facing with COVID-19, these patients still urgently need our help.

Gilead Sciences Statement on Ensuring Continued Supply of HIV Medicine Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ – For those with potentially immunosuppressing conditions, such as HIV, the uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic can be particularly challenging. Gilead remains focused on ensuring that people living with or at risk for HIV have access to the medications and support needed.

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