updated 3/16/2011 7:17:49 AM ET 2011-03-16T11:17:49

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PSS World Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSSI) today announced that it has pledged $1 million of medical supplies in support of the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

"Our prayers are with the people of Japan affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. We will work with various charities and relief organizations to provide medical supplies to aid in the relief efforts," said Gary A. Corless, President and Chief Executive Officer of PSS World Medical.

To inquire about medical supplies for use in the Japan relief efforts, please call 1‑800‑860-4605.

PSS World Medical, Inc. is a national distributor of medical products to physicians and elder care providers through its two business units. Since its inception in 1983, PSS has become a leader in the two market segments that it serves with a focused market approach to customer services, a consultative sales force, strategic acquisitions, strong arrangements with product manufacturers and a unique culture of performance.

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