Tuesday, February 2, 2010

REACHING OUT BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW…..

Dermatomes

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been on a mission to beg request donations of medical supplies from local physicians and medical facilities to be sent to Haiti via Hope for Haiti.  We have a family friend who is the program director of this organization and he is there living the disaster.  If you haven’t read my earlier post, you can do so by clicking here
The Palm Beach County medical community has been very generous and I was overwhelmed with the response.  My little car had every square inch filled with med supplies one day (with the exception of the driver’s seat) and I’m happy to say that those supplies are already in use in Haiti. 
The contributions already received are much appreciated by the people of Haiti and a huge relief to the workers.  It must be frustrating beyond belief to know what is needed to treat a patient and not be able to proceed because of the lack of equipment and supplies.  After the first few shipments went to Haiti, it became clear what was still much needed and not yet obtained.  These are somewhat specialized items and I’ve not had any success locally. So once again, I’m reaching out into the blogosphere because you never know when you might have a reader who works for one of these companies or has a contact who might be able to help.  So Bloggyville……….take a look at my shopping list below of much needed items and see if you know someone who knows someone who knows someone who might be able to donate or discount these items for a good cause. 

Medical Supplies
Skin Graft Needs
Dermatome (x2)
Multiple blades for dermatome
Skin graft mesher (x2)
Skin graft carriers
Skin staple guns
Other needs:
Stockinette for casting, Bandage scissors
We're also looking for a low-cost way to acquire a portable digital x-ray machine. Also, prostheses will become a HUGE need in the future as amputees seek rehabilitative care.

The above list was copied and pasted directly from Patrick’s email.  If anyone reading this works for, with or owns a company who might be willing to donate supplies and/or discount them for a well-known cause, please contact me by email as soon as possible at
smartmouthbroad at gmail dot com.  Any help or referral will be much appreciated. 

Together, we CAN make a difference!


Hugs,
Smart Mouth Broad

19 comments:

otin said...

I wish that I could help on this one, but I don't have a clue as to where to get this stuff! You know that I would if I could!

Brian Miller said...

thank you for all you are doing. we have been dropping water in shipments here. every little bit helps.

Kimberly said...

Hey...I guess I just finally paid attention to your blog header picture & I see you're in Florida...might you tell me what part?

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

You are an amazing woman SMB. I need to ponder who to forward this to, but I will put it out there.

Fragrant Liar said...

Continuing to get the word out, girlfriend.

Tresa said...

You have a big, wonderful heart. I hope and pray you find everything you are looking for.

only a movie said...

You are so cool.

xo

Debbie said...

We have two friends who are doctors that are there now and we sent supplies by them. Thank you for reaching out to do this.

Beth said...

You are awesome!

I wish I knew where to get these supplies. Still, I hope you get a ton of stuff!

blueviolet said...

I wish you needed stuff from the legal field, instead of the medical field! I hope somebody has a contact for this! I love that the supplies you received last time are already being used. That is cool!

Anonymous said...

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Gaston Studio said...

What you're doing is totally awesome!

Tony Letts said...

Keep up the good work SMB

Duchess said...

I read your other post and was impressed at your efforts - not just sending money (though of course that's needed too). You're doing a great job.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Thank you so much for doing this!

jeanmac said...

Bless your heart!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I can't help with any of these things, but the thing I can do is post it on my blog.
You are one that gets off your butt and does something! I am not a bit surprised! Not a bit!

xinex said...

Good luck in your mission. I wish I can help but dh is not in the orthopedic field. I hope you can reach out to someone who can help...Christine

Oz Girl said...

What a wonderful idea, SMB! I hope this helps and someone knows someone who can make a dent in these needs! :)