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Johnson & Johnson Goes All out to Fight Against Epidemic

Submitted by: Johnson & Johnson

Categories: Volunteerism, Health & Wellness

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 – 11:10 AM EST


Mar. 16 /CSRwire/ - Originally published by Shine

It was 9pm, January 22, one day before the Spring Festival holiday.

Wang Donghua, a Johnson & Johnson China employee in Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, received a message from Will Song, chairman of Johnson & Johnson China. 

“Donghua, hope you and your family are well. We learnt the front-line hospitals urgently need protective gear, so the company decided to donate medical supplies to support the doctors and nurses. Can you please help facilitate the donation efforts as soon as possible? All the best.”

Wang didn’t hesitate. As a Wuhan resident, an employee of a world-leading healthcare company and husband of the head nurse in a Wuhan hospital, he had long been thinking about what he could do. 

On the next morning, Wang contacted local hospitals and charity foundations, jumping on the role as volunteer-in-chief for Johnson & Johnson to help combat the epidemic. In the following weeks, he was joined by 11 more employee-volunteers and supported the transportation of multiple batches of donations from Johnson & Johnson to designated hospitals in Wuhan.

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