Tokyo, Japan, September 8, 2010 - Astellas Pharma Inc. (“Astellas”; headquarters: Tokyo; President and CEO: Masafumi Nogimori) announced the donation of three high-standard ambulances to local municipalities in Japan.

The numbers of calls for ambulance cars and carried patients remain high due to the aging population and the diversification of disasters. The specialization and intensification of medical services is increasing and the carrying distance for emergency patients is extending. Therefore, the need for high-standard ambulances, carrying paramedics and advanced emergency equipment is very important. 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 219 (40 high standard ambulances) 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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Sukagawa Fire Department (Fukushima Pref.)
Kyonan Fire Department (Yamanashi Pref.)
Fukuchiyama City Fire Department (Kyoto Pref.)


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