Tokyo, Japan, September 7, 2011 - Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo:4503,“Astellas”) announced the donation of three high-standard ambulances to local municipalities in Japan.
The numbers of calls for ambulance and carried patient transport remain high due to the aging population and the diversification of disasters. The specialization and intensification of medical services is increasing and the transport distance for emergency patients is extending. Therefore, there is a great need for high-standard ambulances carrying paramedics and advanced emergency equipment. Considering this background, all the ambulances Astellas has donated since 2008 are high-standard. As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility activities, Astellas has donated a total of 222 ambulances including 43 high standard ambulances to fire departments in local municipalities since 1970.

Astellas will be actively conducting various social contribution activities in addition to the ambulance donation, particularly in the fields of medical care and health.

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Hachinohe Fire Department                          (Aomori Pref.)
Ichinoseki City Fire Department                    (Iwate Pref.)
Aga Town Fire Department                           (Niigata Pref.)