At CSL Behring, patient focus goes beyond creating lifesaving medicines for people with rare diseases around the world. With more than 22,000 employees developing and delivering medicines for patients in more than 60 countries, CSL Behring employees often take the opportunity to contribute to patient organizations in their local communities. CSL Behring’s leading-edge manufacturing site in Kankakee, Illinois, was recently recognized in Chicago by the Bleeding Disorders Alliance of Illinois (BDAI) with its 2018 Outstanding Support Award. The Kankakee site has long supported the local bleeding disorders community. The site sponsors a split-the-pot raffle each month, with the proceeds benefitting a different patient organization each quarter. The second quarter 2018 proceeds of $3,374 were presented to the BDAI. CSL Behring workers are also among the participants in the BDAI’s Unite For Bleeding Disorders Walk, held every year in Chicago. This year’s walk, held on September 15, raised nearly $100,000 for the BDAI.
Bob Robinson, Executive Director of BDAI, (left) and Daniel Contreras, BDAI Board President (right) with Maureen Powell, who accepted the Outstanding Support Award on behalf of the CSL Behring Kankakee employees.