Medical Bridges responds to the crisis in HaitiJanuary 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
ACE Bandages 4 X 4
Cotton Tipped Applicators
First Aid/First Responder Kits
Hot & Cold Compresses
Rolled Gauze (like Kerlix)
Saline (bagged and syringes)
Sterile Eye Pads
C-Collars (assorted sizes)
IV Start Kits
Primary Gravity Sets
Dressing & Trauma Scissors
General Use Forceps
Scalpels & Blades
Luer Lock Needles (assorted sizes)
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:
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