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BD Increases Haiti Relief Fund to Include $5 Million in Product Donations
Date:1/27/2010

organizations (American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart International, Partners In Health, Project HOPE, Save the Children and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF) and matching up to $150,000 in donations from BD associates worldwide to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF; this match is in addition to BD's traditional Matching Gift Program.

As a member of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, BD is distributing its donations among its pre-approved nonprofit partners, which share a commitment to the World Health Organization's guidelines on appropriate product donation practices.

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