Today, Friday June 18, 2010, a 40-foot container of medical humanitarian aid for HAITI was loaded and shipped out of MedShare’s Western Regional Distribution Center. The container is carrying over 12,000 lbs of medical supply and equipment donations that will be used at ST. FRANCOIS DE SALES HOSPITAL in Port-au-Prince, which was hit hard by the January 2010 earthquake and has a desperate need for donations.
Some of the most important items on the container include: an orthopedic surgical table, a C-Arm X-Ray Imaging System, an autoclave for sterilizing surgical instruments, 7 laptop computers (donated by Marathon Oil), 12 mechanical hospital beds, and hundreds of boxes of disposable medical supplies such as gauze sponges, surgical drapes, and adhesive tape.
Special thanks to SCRIPPS HEALTH in San Diego, California, for sponsoring this humanitarian project! SCRIPPS HEALTH, led by their CEO, Chris Van Gorder, has made a huge commitment to help this hospital rebuild their capacity to serve their community. They will be sending additional medical teams to meet the container when it arrives in Port au Prince . Scripps Video of St. Francois de Sales Hospital.