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Medical Bridges responds to the crisis in Haiti
January 14, 2010

Medical Bridges Disaster Relief Efforts FAQ’s

Q. How is Medical Bridges responding to the crisis in Haiti?
 
A. Prior to the devastating earthquake, Medical Bridges was preparing to send a 40-foot ocean-freight container filled with medical supplies and equipment to Haiti. In fact, just hours after the earthquake Medical Bridges was notified by freight forwarders that a container due to leave this week would have to be postponed indefinitely.  Since the earthquake, we have received numerous inquiries from other groups wanting to send supplies to support the relief efforts.
 
Q. When will the "original" shipment and any other containers arrive in Haiti?
 
A. The container will arrive in Haiti when clinics and hospitals are open and we can report that the supplies are in the hands of those who need them.   
 
Q. If I want to hand carry medical supplies to Haiti, can Medical Bridges help me?
 
A. Yes we can, please contact Medical Bridges at 713-748-8131.
 
Q. Do you still need medical supplies for the containers going to Haiti and other countries?
 
A. Definitely! Medical Bridges always needs medical supplies and equipment. We will begin collecting medical supplies for Haiti and other destinations the week of February 8, 2010.                     
 
Currently, Haiti is in need of the following supplies: 
 

BASIC FIRST AID SUPPLIES

            ABG Dressings

(Abdominal dressings)

            ACE Bandages 4 X 4

            Alcohol Pads

            Ambu Bags

            Antibiotic Ointments

            Blankets

            Butterfly Bandages

            Cotton Balls

            Cotton Tipped Applicators

            First Aid/First Responder Kits

            Hand Sanitizers

            Hot & Cold Compresses

            Iodine

            Local Anesthetics

            Rolled Gauze (like Kerlix)

            Saline (bagged and syringes)

            Sterile Eye Pads

            Surgical Scrubs

            Tape

            Tongue Depressors

 

ORTHO

            Arm Slings

            Back Boards

            C-Collars (assorted sizes)

            Casting Materials

            Crutches

            Splints

            Wheelchairs

OXYGEN

            Masks

            Nasal Canula

 

 GLOVES

            Exam

            OR

  IV

            Catheters (insertion)

            IV Start Kits

            Primary Gravity Sets

           

 INSTRUMENTS (stainless)

            Dressing & Trauma Scissors

            General Use Forceps

            Hemostats

            Needle Holders

            Scalpels & Blades

            Tweezers

 

 DRUG ADMIN

            Luer Lock Needles (assorted sizes)

            Syringes <20cc

 

SUTURES & SKIN ADHESIVES

 

 

 

CASE LOTS ONLY PLEASE!

 
 
Q. Is there something I can do right now?
 
A. Absolutely! You can help create medical miracles in Haiti and the many other countries we serve by:
 
1.      Making a financial donation
2.      Volunteering your time.  Contact Diana Cano
3.      Donating medical supplies and equipment. Contact Robert Lampkin 
 
Q. Now that I know what Medical Bridges needs, what is the next step?
 
A. Contact Medical Bridges at 713-748-8131 if you have any questions or would like additional information


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