Medela partners with Select Ronald McDonald House
Baar, Switzerland, 01 Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medela, a leading breast pump brand and medical device manufacturer, announced a donation to benefit 60 Ronald McDonald House® (RMHC®) in Australia, China, the United Kingdom and the United States as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to improve maternal and child health outcomes. This product donation will support approximately 15,000 breastfeeding families* and includes hospital-grade Symphony (multi-user)® breast pumps, kits and breastfeeding accessories for use by OMRM families with breastfeeding needs to provide greater ease and comfort when caring for an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) ).
“Forty percent of families served by RMHC worldwide have a child in NICU, and we are honored to work with the local Ronald McDonald House.® support programs for breastfeeding families,” said Annette Brüls, CEO of Medela Worldwide. “To celebrate Medela’s 60th anniversary, we are supplying our products to 60 locations in Australia, China, the UK and the US to ensure nursing parents stay at a Ronald McDonald House.® have one less thing to worry about.
According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 10 babies are born more than three weeks early each year. To ensure breastfeeding families receive the support they need, we are happy to provide some Ronald McDonald Houses® places around the world with breastfeeding supplies to offer families with a baby in the NICU.
“At Ronald McDonald House Charities, we believe in supporting families around the world and helping them access the medical care they need,” said Kelly Dolan, President and CEO of RMHC Global. . “We are so grateful that our supporters at Medela can help us provide vital resources to breastfeeding parents staying at select Ronald McDonald Houses. »
To date, Medela has donated over 260 breast pumps to select Ronald McDonald Houses® programs. Medela Cares is focused on engaging and expanding its role and leading the conversation on women’s and children’s health, especially maternal health care. Medela Cares reflects the company’s unique position to: fight infant and maternal mortality and malnutrition; protect the most vulnerable infants; increasing access to quality health care, education and resources; and promote gender equality and inclusion. For more information, visit www.medela.com/rmhc.
By advancing research, observing natural behaviors and listening to our customers, Medela is transforming science into care while promoting health for generations. Medela supports millions of mothers, babies, patients and healthcare professionals in more than 100 countries around the world. As the healthcare choice for more than 6 million hospitals and homes worldwide, Medela provides the best research-based breastfeeding and baby products, healthcare solutions for hospitals and clinical training. For more information, visit www.medela.com.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities®
Ronald McDonald House Artworks® (RMHC®), is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through a global network of more than 260 chapters in 62 countries and regions, RMHC enables, facilitates and supports family-centered care through three main programs: Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room®and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. OMRM programs help families with sick or injured children stay together and close to major hospitals and health services around the world, ensuring they have access to the medical care their child needs while being fully supported and actively involved in the care of their child. For more information, please visit RMHC.org.
*This number reflects the total number of products donated by Medela at each location.
Medela donates breastfeeding supplies to benefit 60 Ronald McDonald Houses® around the world, including select locations in the United States
Medela Cares donation will support 15,000 breastfeeding families