UPDATE: I HAVE JUST LEARNED VIA EMAIL (8/27/08) THAT THE CLINIC WILL BE CLOSING AT THE END OF THE MONTH SO THEY CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE DONATIONS. HAVE NO INFO ON WHY THE CLINIC IS CLOSING, BUT WILL KEEP YOU POSTED IF I LEARN MORE.
This is a quick post to let you know what I found on Healthcare Today.
You really need to see this.
These are non-medical guys, they work on trucks, but they are seeing/treating about 40 kids a day with burn injuries.
They volunteered. The Iraqis built a primitive but effective triage center and our guys are working to help these kids heal.
These are not war-related burns – there is a high incidence of domestic burns secondary to boiling water and oil from cooking.
Because they are not war-related, the guys of the 73rd cannot use Army supplies to treat the burns (a rules-of-engagement thing).
They need donations of physical supplies (not money or checks).
Lots of them.
I found bulk gauze rolls and non-adherent dressings on overstock.com, but they need other supplies as well.
Read the post.
Watch the videos.
And then donate.
How could I not?
And if you can find bulk supplies of Medihoney, please let me know – they need that really bad!