For the last couple of weeks I’ve been on a mission to
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.
Skin Graft Needs
Multiple blades for dermatome
Skin graft mesher (x2)
Skin graft carriers
Skin staple guns
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!
Smart Mouth Broad