Terumo Patient’s Day originally started in 2013, and this is the ninth year of celebration. Terumo Patient’s Day is celebrated globally throughout the Terumo Group. Every year, various activities to engage with medical settings are held such as healthcare provider and patient speaker events, visits to hospitals, and blood donation drives.
For associates working at Terumo Corporation in Japan, in the past, events on themes such as cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, blood transfusion, and nursing have been held. This year, talk sessions on diabetes took place, featuring a doctor and a person with type 1 diabetes as speaker guests.
Shinjiro Sato, CEO of Terumo Corporation comments, “Terumo has 28,000 steadfast associates gathered from around the world resonating with our Group Mission and Core Values. Many associates may not have direct interaction with medical settings in the course of daily work. But without a doubt, each of our jobs finds its way to patients, in the form of ‘solutions’ we provide through our products and services. I hope that each and every Terumo Associates feel proud and continue the very important work that each of us is responsible for. As a company, our Purpose is to advance healthcare and enhancing patients’ quality of life.”
Terumo (TSE: 4543) is a global leader in medical technology and has been committed to “Contributing to Society through Healthcare” for 100 years. Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 30,000 associates worldwide to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions. The company started as a Japanese thermometer manufacturer, and has been supporting healthcare ever since. 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. Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.