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Social Contribution Activities

Efforts for Supporting Health of Patients and Their Families

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We conduct various health-related activities to provide a wide range of support for people such as patients and the families of patients. Going forward, we continue to engage in various activities that contribute to people's health.

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Dissemination of Medical Information

Through contents and applications, the latest information useful for healthcare is continuously posted and disseminated widely. We also cooperate with and hold seminars for citizens to raise awareness of diseases and provide accurate information. In FY2020, 6 sessions were held, focusing on areas such as cancer, diabetes, and rheumatism, with approximately 2,750 participants.

Delivered Content and Applications Description
"For Patients and Their Families" We operate a website that explains specific symptoms and treatment methods of diseases nearby and precautions in daily life.
"ONO ONCOLOGY (Information for the general public and patients)" With the cooperation of supervising physicians, we operate a website where we can learn about the diseases and treatments in the field of cancer and the concepts of cancer immunity.
In FY2020, we added “Cancer and Novel Coronavirus - Precautions under the Spread of COVID-19” to a special website for the purpose of supporting the treatment and the lives of cancer patients during the COVID-19 crisis by providing appropriate, science-based information.
"Dementia Treatment Connected by Smiles and Heart" We operate a website to consider dementia for people involved in dementia treatment and nursing care.
"Grandma's world" We release a short movie to increase dementia awareness.
Application for patients with lifestyle-related diseases(The provision and operation were completed at the end of June 2021) We provide free smartphone application software to support patients suffering from lifestyle-related diseases.
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Relay for Life

We have participated in Relay for Life as a part of our CSR activities since FY2014. Relay for Life is a charity activity project conducted by the Japan Cancer Society and the National Action Council of Relay of Life aiming to deal with and overcome cancer. We have been actively participating in the Relay for Life events mainly at the locations where our research institutes, plants, and sales offices reside.

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In FY2020, the Relay for Life events were canceled in most locations due to the impact of the novel coronavirus. In order to keep up the hopes of cancer survivors and participants who look forward to this event every year and to continue supporting cancer patients and their families, Self Walk Relay was held instead of the yearly Relay for Life.

Self Walk Relay is a charity event in which anyone can participate by downloading an application onto their smartphone, participants will walk while taking measures against infection respectively, and the total number of steps support the operation of General Cancer Consultation Hotline (one case for every 40,000 steps). Our 242 employees throughout Japan participated in the event and the total number of steps was 26,470,803 (equivalent to 662 cases on General Cancer Consultation Hotline).

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Initiatives at Overseas Subsidiaries

ONO Pharma Korea (OPKR) had been engaging in social contribution activities every year on December 11, the anniversary of its establishment; however, with its 7th anniversary in FY2020, the novel coronavirus prevented us from engaging in face-to-face activities with patients. Therefore, OPKR held a Charity Walk Campaign in which employees participated while thinking of patients with renal cancer and their families. A target donation amount per 1 km was set and all employees joined in the event and achieved the target donation amount. The donation delivered to Society of Patients with Renal Cancer will be used for patient support programs, sharing correct treatment information, activities to improve political measures, and other activities for patients with renal cancer and their families. OPKR employees participated in an activity that resulted in support for patients and their families and gained a sense of satisfaction from the activity.

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Supporting Members

Since FY2014, we have been supporting the "Solaputi Kids’ Camp", dream camp with medical care for children who have serious or life threatening illnesses, as a supporting member.

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Blood Donation

Our employees at the Head Office, plants, and research institutes actively donate their blood to the Japanese Red Cross Society. In FY2020, although we reduced the number of blood donation sites and we are continuing these activities while taking full measures against infection.

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