St. Louis, Missouri – Feb. 28, 2019 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications and headquartered in St. Louis, is pleased to announce its partnership with the American Red Cross to fund a biomedical service vehicle in the Greater St. Louis region.

Every day, the Red Cross fleet of vehicles distributes 25,000 blood products to hospitals and cancer treatment centers around the country. The fleet performs regular deliveries and is often called upon when there is a critical need for blood products in two hours or less. 

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Photo credit: Giovanna von Nida Photography 

“At Belden, we believe in supporting communities in which our employees live and work,” said Dean McKenna, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Belden Inc. “We’re proud to enable the important work of the American Red Cross, especially their work in the St. Louis community.”  

In St. Louis, the Red Cross collects approximately eighty percent of blood products used by healthcare providers in the region. These blood products are used by patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, individuals with sickle cell anemia in need of transfusions, those in need of blood during a surgery and others coping with medical concerns. 

"The need for blood in our community is constant," said Mary Jane Thomsen, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis. "We are incredibly grateful to Belden for helping us fulfill our mission to ensure that lifesaving transfusions are available for patients in need." 

The Belden-sponsored biomedical service vehicle will be in circulation in the Greater St. Louis region for five years. 

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About Belden 

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc. 


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Ellen Drazen
Corporate Communications
(314) 243-0400

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