Disaster Relief & Product Donations
Bristol-Myers Squibb has a long history of partnering with non-profit
organizations, donating medical products to support long term health care
programs in developing countries as well as addressing immediate needs to
provide emergency disaster relief.
For years, Bristol-Myers Squibb has acted quickly in times of need. Whether
after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, after the massive 2009 flooding
in Indonesia, or the horrific earthquake in central China in 2008, each disaster
has demanded - and received - immediate assistance and attention. Bristol-Myers
Squibb also donates products for ongoing international humanitarian assistance.
Our efforts are undertaken in collaboration with major international non-profit
organizations, including AmeriCares, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Direct
Relief International, MAP International, and Project HOPE. Product donations
totaled more than $133 million (wholesale value) in 2012.
To complement the medicines that Bristol-Myers Squibb has donated in times of
need, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has also provided funding to support
disaster relief partners to help enable timely responses with humanitarian aid
to sudden natural disasters. This year, cash donations to the American Red Cross
and the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund ensured that both immediate and future
needs of Hurricane Sandy victims are addressed.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a founding member of the Partnership for Quality
Medical Donations (PQMD), a group of non-governmental organizations and
pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturers dedicated to the development,
dissemination and adherence to high standards in the delivery of medical
products to underserved people and disaster victims around the world. BMS also
complies with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmaceutical