Sustainability report

Volunteerism & giving

Edwards Lifesciences’ work to encourage volunteerism and giving supports our aspiration of Passionate Engagement that Strengthens Our Communities.

Definition

Dedicating time, talent and resources to communities where Edwards’ employees live, work, and support community health and well-being.

Our aspirations

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Passionate engagement that strengthens our communities

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Saving the Life of Berthony: a case study of the power of Every Heartbeat Matters

Edwards learned of a 23-year-old Haitian man named Berthony who was critically ill and in urgent need of both aortic and mitral valve replacements. Through the support of two Every Heartbeat Matters partners, Haiti Cardiac Alliance and Mitral Foundation, Berthony received THREE valve therapies - aortic replacement and mitral and tricuspid repair - and is now healed and thriving. We and our EHM partners are looking to collaborate again soon to build a program to provide desperately needed heart valve therapies for patients in Haiti. Encounters like this bring home the importance of our global giving for patients like Berthony.