Teleflex Collaborates with ASA to Raise Awareness and Funds for Lifebox Foundation at ANESTHESIOLOGY

Teleflex Collaborates with ASA to Raise Awareness and Funds for Lifebox Foundation at ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 Annual Meeting

Teleflex Purpose-Driven Trivia Challenge Supports Quality Outcomes and Safety for Patients Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the Purpose-Driven Trivia Challenge to be hosted at the Teleflex booth 1804 during the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting (October 12-16). The trivia challenge will benefit the Lifebox Foundation, a charity of the ASA Charitable Foundation.

The Purpose-Driven Trivia Challenge aligns with the theme of this year's meeting, "Global Partners in Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety," along with Teleflex's overall mission to enhance patient outcomes by providing products that help clinicians protect against infection and improve patient and provider safety. The trivia challenge tests attendees' knowledge of anesthesiology in practice, including clinical protocols and safety standards. Teleflex will make a donation to the ASA Charitable Foundation Lifebox campaign for each correct answer, up to $25,000 in total. The challenge will complement other booth activities, allowing attendees to engage with Teleflex executives and learn how the company's products can enhance the quality and safety of their anesthesiology practice.

"We are excited to return to ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013," said Cary Vance, President, Anesthesia & Respiratory Division, Teleflex. "The ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting is the culmination of our year's engagement with the broader anesthesiology community. In addition to hosting the Purpose-Driven Trivia Challenge, we look forward to sharing updates on our portfolio of proven medical brands, products, and technologies, as well as sharing our approach to purpose-driven innovation with conference attendees."

The Lifebox Foundation helps deliver the world's foremost low-cost and high-quality pulse oximeter to thousands of people undergoing surgery in under-resourced countries. Pulse oximeters, non-invasive medical devices that check the level of oxygen in a patient's bloodstream and sound an alarm as soon the slightest unsafe change is detected, are used as a standard in many hospitals in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States. More than 70,000 operating rooms providing about 31.5 million operations annually in underdeveloped countries do not have pulse oximeters.

"The ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting provides an important opportunity for leaders in anesthesiology to gather and share scientific knowledge to help provide the highest quality and safest care," said ASA Charitable Foundation President Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D. "Through our campaign for Lifebox, and other initiatives being driven by the ASA Charitable Foundation, we are able to impact surgical safety around the globe. We are thrilled that Teleflex is supporting our Lifebox campaign and are grateful for their generous donation to surgical patients worldwide."

About ASA Charitable Foundation

Founded in 2011, the Foundation supports the charitable endeavors of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The mission of the Foundation is to improve health and medical care in under-served communities by advancing the quality of anesthesia care; to increase access to quality anesthesia care; to support the anesthesiology profession's response to disasters and health crises; and to promote educational opportunities in the anesthesiology field to educate and develop leaders of these efforts in the future.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists website at To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit

About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 140 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on our management's current beliefs and expectations, but are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results or company actions to differ materially from what is expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and described in more detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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