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Terumo Corporation celebrates 100th anniversary, donates kits to 100 palliative patients, blood to RCC for 100 days

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (UNI) Terumo Corporation, the parent company of blood bag manufacturer Terumo Penpol, celebrates its 100th anniversary by donating healthcare kits to 100 palliative patients and blood to Regional Cancer Center (RCC) here for 100 days.
To commemorate the centenary, associates from Terumo Penpol will donate blood to RCC in Thiruvananthapuram for 100 days and the company will provide healthcare kits to 100 palliative patients in Vilappil panchayat in this district, a press release said here on Saturday.
As part of the anniversary, a blood donation camp took place on September 27, 2021 at the Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies factory and 35 donors donated blood, it said.
Terumo Penpol is the largest blood bag manufacturer in India, with more than 1,000 employees. It manufactures 35 million blood bags annually and exports the product to more than 80 countries, in addition to its domestic supply.
The strong principles that guide the organization are based on the core values envisaged by Terumo Corporation. Terumo Penpol is at the forefront of satisfying its customers with its quality and excellent service while at the same time protecting the interests of its workers and by deeply engaging in social issues.
Terumo Penpol has been a subsidiary of Terumo Corporation since 1999. Former IAS Officer Mr. C Balagopal founded Peninsula Polymers using technology developed by the Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology by manufacturing blood bags in 1987.
For years, Terumo Penpol has been at the forefront in promoting voluntary blood donation across India and has been instrumental in enhancing the capacity of the Primary Health Center located at Vilapilsala. Terumo Penpol has been assisting four major government schools located at the Vilappil Panchayath on the education front.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Terumo Corporation contributed substantially to the (WHO's) World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and Terumo Penpol has supported its local community and the hospitals across India.
The Kerala Government granted permission during the lockdown, considering the essentiality of our product, for the Terumo Penpol factory to continue operations. During this period, Terumo Penpol strictly followed the guidelines laid down by the government.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Terumo Corporation is a global leader in medical technology. The company employs more than 25,000 people worldwide and serves over 160 countries.
Terumo was founded in 1921 by a team of scientists and doctors under the leadership of the famous Japanese scientist Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato to develop an innovative and more reliable clinical thermometer.
Now, its extensive business portfolio ranges from vascular intervention and cardio-surgical solutions, blood transfusion and cell therapy technology to medical products essential for daily clinical practice such as transfusion systems, diabetes care and peritoneal dialysis treatments.
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