Key Surgical, a leading supplier of sterile processing and operating room supplies, has donated more than 800,000 faceshields and protective masks to MedShare, an Atlanta-based non-profit that recovers and redistributes surplus medical supplies and equipment to developing countries in desperate need of these supplies.
The faceshields and protective masks provided by Key Surgical are destined for a number of developing countries where they will improve the quality of healthcare available, says Meridith Rentz, CEO and president of MedShare. Were grateful to Key Surgical for their partnership in helping us bridge the gap between surplus and need.
The donation by Key Surgical helps address a critical need in many developing countries. The World Health Organization estimates that millions of people in the developing world die because of inadequate medical care.
MedShare collects surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers, and redistributes those supplies to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world. Since the organization was founded in 1998, over $100 million worth of medical supplies and equipment have been sent on more than 750 shipments to 88 countries around the world, saving countless lives and more than 2 million cubic feet of space from U.S. landfills.
Were proud to be associated with MedShare, says Brian OConnell, chief operating officer of Key Surgical.Â We believe in their cause and their ability to get our supplies into the hands of those who can do the most good for those in the most need.