Connected to our communities

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Giving back

Agios is committed to supporting and connecting with the communities in which we live and the communities of people in need of new and better treatment options for rare diseases.

We act on this commitment by helping to meet the fundamental needs of those around us, promoting health and science, advocating for those with rare diseases and advancing opportunity for all regardless of socioeconomic status, race, gender or other factors that have historically limited opportunity.

Our three pillars of community commitment

Charitable giving

  • Greater Boston Food Bank: Raised more than $22,000 to support COVID-19 relief efforts
  • Local hospitals: Organized a donation of Agios’ personal protective equipment (PPE) in the early days of the pandemic
  • Caring for Children Foundation: Provided holiday gifts for children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses

Life Science Cares

  • End hunger, homelessness, and domestic abuse
  • Improve STEM education, college preparedness, and educational enrichment and inspiration for communities in Boston that have faced historically limited opportunity
  • Impact economic conditions through job creation, job training, mentoring, and economic development
  • We partnered with Happy Hope Foundation to put together kits for children in the hospital who need a little extra joy over the holiday season.
  • We volunteered at a community fair with Kids in Tech and Coalition for a Better Acre. We assembled STEM-themed backpacks and did science experiments with underprivileged students in a neighboring community.
  • We created a Martin Luther King Day BINGO card, in which Agios employees were encouraged to participate in Life Science Cares community volunteer opportunities and educate themselves and their friends and family about issues of race, poverty and inequality.

Supporting patient communities

As part of our mission to improve the lives of people with rare diseases, Agios partners with advocacy groups on important initiatives designed to offer broad and holistic support for these communities.

2021 Spotlight

Thalassemia International Federation Hemolytic Anemia Patient Coalition

We are a proud supporter of the Thalassemia International Federation (TIF). In recent years, Agios assisted TIF’s coalition building efforts, which resulted in the first patient advocacy group for all hemolytic anemias. For patients with certain rare or under-served hemolytic anemias, this group represents the first organized advocacy organization for the condition. Through both hands-on collaboration and financial donations, Agios is proud to advance TIF’s mission to ensure equal access to quality healthcare for every patient with thalassemia and other hemoglobin disorder around the world.

At Agios, we come together

We build relationships with patients. We cultivate connections with collaborators. We foster a caring and open community with colleagues. Together, we make a bigger impact than we ever could alone.

Learn more about the five values that guide Agios’ every word and action.

Our Values

Our commitment to diversity

As an organization that values and embraces differences, we’re continuously looking to improve the inclusivity of our workforce. This commitment is essential to our success and helps drive our ability to create transformative medicines for people with rare diseases.

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