Baxter Healthcare Corporation is the primary United States operating subsidiary of Baxter International. Founded in 1931, Baxter International through its subsidiaries, assist health care professionals and their patients with the treatment of complex medical conditions, including cancer, hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease and trauma. The company also provides a range of support services for these patients including education and reimbursement assistance. Baxter's bioscience business produces bio-surgery products used for hemostasis and tissue-sealing. In addition, Baxter produces vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases. The company is also a manufacturer of specialty pharmaceuticals and devices that help physicians, pharmacists and nurses deliver critical fluids and drugs to patients. Baxter is a provider of peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis to aide patients that suffer from renal disease and irreversible kidney failure. With 64 manufacturing facilities located throughout the world, North America Baxter encompasses facilities in the United States and Canada including one in Cleveland, Miss. Its headquarters are maintained in Deerfield, Ill.