MedShare Ships First Container of FY 2012 to Ukraine

MedShare is proud to announce that the first container of the new fiscal year shipped out of our Western Region Distribution Center in San Leandro, CA on Friday, July 8th.  The container, which is destined for Ukraine in Eastern Europe, is carrying over 900 boxes of medical supplies for humanitarian aid distribution.  The items were individually selected by the Donetsk Regional Charitable Organization, “Greek Medical Fund Hippocrates,” and includes surgical masks, drapes, iodine, gloves, orthopedic instruments, as well as a brand-new Mizuho Osi Hana Orthopedic Surgical Table.

The Donetsk Regional Charitable Organization will distribute the donated supplies amongst four different under-resourced medical centers in Ukraine: Volodarsk Hospital, Telmanovo Hospital, the CMF “Hippocrates”, and the Mirupol Oncologic Dispensary.

MedShare West Coast staff showing the “number one” sign in front of loaded container, representing first shipment for Fiscal Year 2012

Thanks very much to Hellenicare for sponsoring this project. Hellenicare is an NGO that delivers humanitarian assistance programs in Georgia, Ukraine, and Armenia in a wide variety of areas, including human rights advocacy, infrastructure restoration, economic development, and of course, healthcare. Please see their website for more information.  We look forward to working with Hellenicare on more container shipments to Eastern Europe in the future!