Medical Bridges, Texas Children’s Hospital collects medical supplies and sends them to Ukrainian refugees
HOUSTON – It has been almost three months since the attack on Ukraine began, and we have heard countless stories of people living in dire conditions.
He sparked donation campaigns around the world, including one organized by Texas Children’s Hospital.
Several objects have been collected and are now being sent to Ukraine.
Medical Bridges of Houston continues its efforts to help those in need.
The non-profit organization is dedicated to bridging the global healthcare gap by purchasing and distributing medical equipment and supplies.
The Medical Bridges warehouse on Magnet Street is full of boxes and supplies.
On Wednesday, KPRC 2 captured crews loading pallets from Texas Children’s Hospital and putting them inside trucks.
“We collect medical equipment and supplies from hospitals at Texas Medical Center from doctors, nurses and sometimes individuals, then work closely to ensure they are in good condition and ship them around the world. whole to people who literally have nothing,” Walter told Ulrich.
Walter Ulrich is President and CEO of Medical Bridges.
He says that since the start of the crisis in Ukraine, the organization has already sent around $127,000 worth of trauma and wound materials, plus 20 pallets of medical equipment have been airlifted to help those in need and that’s not all.
“In partnership with Texas Children’s, we have collected 36 pallets of hygiene materials. Things mom and baby need to take care of their kids, plus we’ve sent three clinics in a box to the area. They are 40-foot doctor’s offices in a box,” Ulrich said.
Texas Children’s Hospital shared a video with KPRC2 that shows doctors examining a pregnant woman from Ukraine. Doctors are seen using technology that can monitor unborn babies while hooked up to a phone. The equipment was donated by Texas Children’s Hospital.
This is just one example of the lifesaving equipment Ukraine needs, and Medical Bridges is grateful for bridging the healthcare gap around the world.
“To be able to do something in my life that helps people be healthier and save their lives, what a joy and personal blessing for me,” Ulrich said.
Medical Bridges says they will continue to collect supplies.
If you want to help, you can donate unused medical equipment. Click it link for more information.
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