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CMH, Radiologists Without Borders donate supplies, equipment to Ukraine

Jun 07, 2022 12:45 am

Columbia-Memorial Health hospital announced on June 6 it has partnered with Radiologists Without Borders to donate medical supplies and equipment needed in parts of Ukraine. In addition, CMH providers donated $5,000 to support Radiologists Without Borders’s global humanitarian mission. Founded by the hospital's former Chief of Radiology Tariq Gill, M.D., Radiologists Without Borders is an international organization that provides diagnostic imaging solutions and medical supplies to medically underserved populations around the world. Established in 2007, the organization has provided assistance in Honduras, Haiti, Chile, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and other locations. The supplies recently given by CMH include tourniquets, IV supplies, gloves and aortic grafts, all of which are essential to treat traumatic injuries. The supplies are now in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. “We learned that in many areas of Ukraine people are needlessly dying from wounds that could be effectively treated with basic lifesaving supplies such as tourniquets and IVs,” Gill said. CMH already donated more than $33,000 in medical supplies earlier in the spring in response to a request from Saint Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Hudson. Read more at rwborders [dot] org.