"It’s mind-boggling and heart-breaking to imagine a medical clinic in which a bar of soap or a box of band-aids is a precious commodity. Here in the US, where we have so much, it’s so easy to take things for granted. The six bucks I spent at Starbucks each day began to look pretty lavish when compared to what that money could accomplish through a program like Medical Bridges – so I cut back on coffee and started contributing to a cause that really matters."
"Being involved in the Medical Bridges program lends a deeper sense of meaning to our work here – we’re able to care for patients at home while contributing live-saving supplies to patients all across the world. "To be able to apply this kind of simple solution to such a massive global problem is truly ingenious, both environmentally and ethically. By partnering with Medical Bridges, we are able to recycle unneeded supplies while helping people the world over to gain access to better healthcare, and in effect, to lead healthier lives."
"When you think about huge global issues, like hunger or disease, it’s easy to think ‘well, I’m just one person - what could I do up against such a widespread problem?’ Sorting and packing containers for Medical Bridges is what I do – every single item that I pack and send makes a real difference in someone’s life."
Yesterday, Delta Women was honored to have toured Medical Bridges. They explained to us how donated medical supplies and equipments can get through the door, and then are finally shipped off to
Yesterday, Delta Women was honored to have toured Medical Bridges. They explained to us how donated medical supplies and equipments can get through the door, and then are finally shipped off to countries or picked up by NGOs. They also explained to us how items were cleaned, checked for expiration dates and then tested. They showed and explained their inventory processes. We were shown pictures of the people they saved and the lives they have touched! What we liked was their transparency and the way they work! Delta Women will continue to support their cause and partner with them in the future!
Burn Foundation of Bogota_September 2008
“Message from Dra. Linda Guerrero: To the Consulate of Colombia in Houston, Medical Bridges and Colombian Assoc (Colombianet):
These pictures don’t need words (they speak for themselves). These was the moment when we opened the boxes among plastic surgeons, instrument technicians, therapists, and staff. Of Fundacion del Quemado (Burn Foundation of Bogota). The applause and smiles speak for themselves. Linda Guerrero”
"I am a 24-year old woman living in Vietnam. I had polio and scoliosis when I was just nine months old. I couldn’t move anywhere by myself without my mother or father. Fortunately, I have just received a wheelchair from the Medical Bridges project in Houston, TX and the Binh Duong Hospital in Vietnam. From now on, my moving will be easier with the wheelchair. I write this to say thank you very much, and I hope Medical Bridges will continue to help those who are in need, not just in Vietnam but also everywhere around the world. Once again, thank you."
By: Nguyen Ngo Tri Dang
"We have just successfully finished a three-day medical mission in Bongoa, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. Thanks to all the supplies and medications you sent, more than 1,000 patients benefited from them. This includes 42 surgeries, 230 dental procedures, 85 circumcisions, and more than 700 medical consults. The mission is still continuing on a smaller scale, and this is possible because of medications we left to the local doctors and surgeons. I sincerely thank you and the staff of Medical Bridges for all your support."
"The Monday Forum of Candelaria and the Candelariaira Municipal Hospital, Philippines, wish to express our sincere thanks and profound gratitude for your invaluable donations in upgrading the quality of healthcare to the deserving residents of our town and of the neighboring municipalities Your generous contribution will go a long way in the uplift of healthcare to our marginalized patients."
By: Dr. Manuel F. Del Valle II Convener & Acting Chairman
"Thank you so much for your favorable consideration and assistance in getting donated medicines and medical supplies ready for shipment for our upcoming overseas Humanitarian and Peace Mission. The mission will visit the world’s hotspots of political conflict: Israel & Palestine, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Libya, Congo, Sudan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Venezuela. The peace initiative will also deliver medical supplies donated by Medical Bridges. We thank you for your generosity in assisting bringing these much needed supplies to people who have the greatest need."
By: Paul D. Joesph, Ph.D, Global Peace Initiative
"On behalf of the Ministry of Health and General Hospital, I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you for this donation which has greatly benefited several persons. Many thanks again and we look forward to your continued support in the future. May God continue to bless you abundantly."
By: Stephen Thomas, Director of Hospital Services - General Hospital, St.Georgeâ€™s, Grenada
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