Medtronic will give $1 Million worth of product donations to Insulin for Life USA to help struggling patients during COVID-19.
(UTVS) – Today Medtronic announced they will be donating much-needed diabetic supplies to Insulin for Life USA to help patients in need during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The company will donate sensors, infusion sets, and reservoirs to Insulin for Life USA.
Insulin For Life USA will distribute the supplies to approximately 15 clinics across the United States that help patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering losses due to this pandemic. We know how challenging this situation has been on the diabetes community given the uncertainty that it brings — particularly to those experiencing job losses or financial hardships as a result of this situation,” – Sean Salmon, President for the Diabetes Group at Medtronic
This is not the first time Medtronic has helped communities in need. The company previously donated products and monetary donations to non-profit organizations including the CR3 Diabetes Association, Inc., Diabetes Will’s Way, and American Board for Child Diabetics.
Medtronic employees are also encouraged to give back to their local communities.
The company recently matched volunteer hours and charitable donations 2:1 for employees through the Medtronic Foundation to further help local communities struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.
Earlier this month Governor Tim Walz signed the Alex Smith Insulin Affordability Act, which gives Minnesotans a lifeline if they cannot afford their insulin.
The act would let Type 1 Diabetics receive an emergency 30-day supply of insulin for a $35 copay.