Grifols Talecris Plasma Resources Launch Fundraiser to Benefit USO Northwest as USO Celebrates its 80th Year

Portland, OR (Oct. 1, 2021) – Grifols Talecris Plasma Resources centers in Portland, Salem and Eugene will launch a fundraising campaign to support USO Northwest, an operating location of the United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO), and its center at Portland International Airport (PDX) on October 1st. “We are hosting this month-long fundraiser because we wanted to showcase our support of the USO and their mission to support our active duty military personnel and their families,” says Aaron Pan, Center Manager at the Talecris Plasma Resources center located at 10115 SE Stark St. “We are encouraging our plasma donors to consider giving a portion of their compensation for donating to the USO. This is a great opportunity to help support the mission of the USO and their direct support of active duty military service members wherever they are.”

“Here in Portland, we’re proud to be part of the USO’s legacy of serving America’s armed forces,” said Lynne Groom, USO Northwest Development Manager. “Because of our amazing partnership with Grifols and their commitment to USO Northwest, we’re assured we’ll still be able to serve our nation’s service members and their families in any way they need.”

Funds raised during this campaign will support USO Northwest programs and services to the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families. Each year, USO Northwest provides direct service to around 800,000 service members and their families stationed in or traveling through the Pacific Northwest. USO Northwest continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, developing new programs and services to support those who need it most, including morale-boosting and family-strengthening programs, deployment and redeployment support to help servicemen and women adjusting to the duty ahead, resiliency training for families facing multiple deployments, as well as discreet and compassionate escorts and other support for families of the fallen.

In 2021, the USO is celebrating 80 years of strengthening America’s military service members by connecting them to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

Biomat USA and Talecris Plasma Resources are a part of Grifols, a global health-care company that produces life-saving medicines out of plasma. There continues to be an urgent need for plasma to make medicines that treat people with rare and chronic conditions. Every time a person gives plasma at a Grifols donor center, it goes toward helping people globally who have no other alternative than plasma-derived medicines to lead more normal lives.

About the United Service Organizations: The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort and support. The USO is a private nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

To join us in this important mission and learn more about the USO, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Grifols:

Grifols is a global healthcare company founded in Barcelona in 1909 committed to improving the health and well-being of people around the world. Its four divisions – Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies – develop, produce and market innovative solutions and services that are sold in more than 100 countries.

Pioneers in the plasma industry, Grifols operates a growing network of donation centers worldwide. It transforms collected plasma into essential medicines to treat chronic, rare and, at times, life-threatening conditions. As a recognized leader in transfusion medicine, Grifols also offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions designed to enhance safety from donation to transfusion. In addition, the company supplies tools, information and services that enable hospitals, pharmacies and healthcare professionals to efficiently deliver expert medical care.

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