S-Oil gives $225,000 to help children with biliary atresiaS-Oil, the nation’s third-largest refiner, said yesterday it donated 250 million won ($225,000) to the Korea National Council on Social Welfare to help children with biliary atresia.
Biliary atresia is a rare condition in newborn infants in which part or all of the bile duct between the liver and the intestine is blocked. Bile fails to be transported to the intestine, which results in damage to the liver.
S-Oil was the first domestic company to sign an agreement with the council in 2009 to participate in the campaign to “Bring Back Smiles to Children With Rare Diseases.”
The donation is a combination of money from the company and its officers and employees who donate amounts from their salaries.