August 25, 2008, 8:01 am

Urgent!!! Help/Supplies Needed

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.

The 73rd Calvary in Iraq working in a convoy support center are running a burn unit!

These are non-medical guys, they work on trucks, but they are seeing/treating about 40 kids a day with burn injuries.

Why?

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!

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3 Comments

  • Healthcare Today
    Healthcare Today

    August 25, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Urgent!!! Help/Supplies Needed // Emergiblog…

    A very important appeal for help. Volunteers are helping children who have sustained severe burns and they need supplies. They need our help….


  • emmy
    emmy

    August 25, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Did anyone try to verify this? It just seems a bit bizzare to me because Gen. Petreaus is very much into the empire building model, and when my son was stationed in Mosul with the 101st under him they were all into community affairs type things. They were doing things like rebuilding schools, hospitals and other infrastructure. And when the GA National Guard was stationed in Mahmudiyah during 2005, they arranged to fly a child with spinal bifida to Childrens Hospital in Atlanta for medical care. It just doesn’t add up that now they are saying they can’t become involved in community work. Not at all trying to put a damper on your enthusiasm, but as a military family, we’ve just seen a lot of fraud committed in the name of supporting the troops and their families.


  • DWolf
    DWolf

    September 1, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Hook these guys up with the INTERVOL RUMS program(RUMS recycling unused medical supplies)
    http://www.intervol.org/


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