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The Hunger Site and GreaterGood Network Establish New Gifts That Give More to Directly Aid People of Eastern Burma with Medical Services and Supplies

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 29, 2007

The Hunger Site (http://www.thehungersite.com), one in a family of click-to-give Web sites known as the GreaterGood Network, recently established a partnership with 2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award winner, Dr. Cynthia Maung. Six new Gifts That Give More were created to benefit Dr. Maung’s clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand, and village medical clinics in Burma. One hundred percent of the contributions given through these gifts will go directly to fund medical training and supplies to benefit the needy in areas of Eastern Burma.

The unique Gifts That Gives More program allows 100% tax-deductible contributions to pass through directly to nonprofit causes. Inclusion in the program raises awareness and provides the supporters in this growing community that cares with an opportunity to fund specific services for people, animals and causes in need. With their full-color downloadable certificate of acknowledgement, Gifts That Give More make a meaningful holiday gift.

Dr. Cynthia Maung is the winner of the 2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award. The purpose of the award is to support democratic development and promote human rights throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Maung was selected for her tenacious and long-term commitment to the thousands of Burmese refugees and migrant workers who seek refuge from oppression and violence by the Burmese military junta that governs the country, and for her dedication to training and educating those refugees in order to build a community based on respect for life and human rights.

At her clinic, Dr. Maung provides not only medical care for her patients, but also job training, social services, health education, child protection services, and community-building activities. The Burmese Gifts that Give More provide six ways to fund these initiatives: Train Midwives ($ 50), Train a Backpack Medic ($ 100), Provide Essential Medical Supplies for a Village for a Day ($ 20), Treat Four Malaria Patients ($ 23), Provide Bednets ($ 30), and Provide a Clean Childbirth Kit ($ 24.50).

One hundred percent of funds collected from the Burmese Gifts That Give More is paid by GreaterGood.org to Planet Care/Global Health Access Program, a California based nonprofit organization working to improve the well-being of communities in crisis through the provision of health and public health services, capacity building, and resource enhancement. Since 1998, GHAP has supported Mae Tao Clinic and ethnic minority health organizations in Burma by providing health worker training, technical support for medical and public health programs, health information systems support, and medical supplies.

Tim Kunin, co-owner of CharityUSA comments, “The recent escalation of violence against Buddhist monks and Burmese citizens by the junta in Burma inspired us to look for ways to help reduce mortality in one of the most impoverished regions of the world. I visited Dr. Cynthia’s Clinic in 2003, and saw her amazing work firsthand. Then last month, we sent a staff member to Mae Sot. The results are these six new ways our visitors can help reduce infant and maternal mortality and give truly meaningful gifts this holiday season.”

The Hunger Site is a member of the U.S. Campaign for Burma, and has been selling products made by the Burmese refugee community in Mae Sot, Thailand since 2003, as a way to benefit families by providing income to refugee women.

About The Hunger Site (http://www.TheHungerSite.com) & GreaterGood Network

The Hunger Site is the original, flagship Web site in a growing family of cause-related sites operating as the GreaterGood Network. Other sites include The Breast Cancer Site, The Child Health Site, The Animal Rescue Site, The Rainforest Site, and The Literacy Site. Each site is focused on a specific need and allows supporters to benefit leading charities with simple, everyday online actions such as clicking to give and shopping to give more. In addition to 100% of sponsor advertising, a portion of every sale in the suite of GreaterGood Network stores goes to charity. At The Hunger Site, those funds help provide food for impoverished people in the U.S. and overseas through its charity partners, America’s Second Harvest and Mercy Corps. Since The Hunger Site launched in June 1999, hundreds of millions of people from around the world have clicked and shopped to make a difference. On average, over 220,000 individuals visit The Hunger Site each day.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Sheds Light on Medical Costs


Chapel Hill, NC (Vocus) January 17, 2008

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is taking some of the mystery out of health care costs.

BCBSNC , the states largest health insurer, is publishing online the average prices it pays statewide for physician office visits, diagnostic procedures and screenings, prescription drugs, and disease treatments. The Health Cost Estimator, now available to members at bcbsnc.com, includes one of the most comprehensive listings of total average costs related to diseases and conditions of any health insurance plan. Along with its effort to promote health cost clarity for its members, BCBSNC supports initiatives to increase the quality, safety and effectiveness of health care.

Our Health Cost Estimator will give our customers a much clearer idea of where their health care dollar goes because the prices we pay translate to the premiums that customers pay, said BCBSNC President and CEO Bob Greczyn. Consumers are paying an increasing share of health care costs, but until now theyve had little way of knowing what medical services actually cost.

The Health Cost Estimator includes:

iD USB Devise Ushers the Medical Bracelet into the 21st Century


Sandy, UT (Vocus) February 5, 2008 –

In an effort to provide first responders with personal medical information, especially during emergencies when treatment errors often occur, the iD Personal Electronic Identification Device picks up where the medical ID bracelet left off — but with a digital twist. iD is a USB flash drive that gives doctors, EMS responders and health-care professionals access to a persons critical, potentially life-saving medical information at an accident scene or in any emergency situation.

Medical professionals rely on patient background information in order to provide care and to administer appropriate medications, but many emergency situations make immediate identification impossible. As a result, nearly 200,000 people die each year from medical errors in the US alone, and most are the result of missing or inaccurate medical information. Access to reliable and timely information is a very real consideration and often critical for patient treatment success, especially for people with sensitive medical conditions like diabetes, rare blood types or medication allergies. Most importantly, iD allows owners to convey pertinent medical and legal information even when they are unconscious or unable to respond!

On the iD flash drive is a self launching and easy to read computer program that holds personal identification including a photograph, emergency contacts, and medical and insurance information about its owner including medications and allergies. It is also capable of storing vital medical records such as Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and Living Will documents. iD does not require any special software or readers and features an auto-run program that loads the information for immediate display when the iD drive is inserted into a computers USB port. The information can be read by any standard-issue Police, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Fire Rescue Service laptop computer.

Developed by a computer specialist in cooperation with local fire, Rescue and EMT authorities in Sandy, Utah, iD has been embraced by these agencies who deal with identification issues every day. There are a lot of situations when time lost because we cannot identify a person results in brain damage or damage to vital organs, says Rick Howard, Sandy city Fire Dept. Medical Officer. Just having their information immediately accessible and not having to waste critical time is vital if we are to respond with the proper level of care. The information carried on iD can save time critical to saving lives.

iD is small enough to be attached to an adults key ring, a childs backpack, an Alzheimers patients article of clothing, or tied into a toddlers shoelace. iD does not require internet access, does not store sensitive medical records on a server, does not carry sensitive information like Social Security, drivers license or credit card numbers, and does not require a monthly subscription fee. iD features overwrite password protection, and can be easily updated to reflect medical profile changes. iD is available for $ 24.99 (+S&H) exclusively online at http://www.identificationdevices.net.

Identification Devices, LLC is a Sandy, Utah company dedicated to the development of innovative personal identification products.

Media contact: Bill Schlueter at LaunchPad PR (310)397-4321

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MyRapidMD Announces National Launch: Free Lifetime Medical Alert ESP Memberships


Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2008

MyRapidMD Corp (“the Company” or “MRMD”) a developer of Meaningful Personal Mobile Content and the developer of the award winning personal medical alert service – the Emergency Service Profile (ESP) cell phone application, today announced free lifetime ESP memberships to the first 1000 subscribers as part of its national launch campaign.

Once ESP is installed on a cell phone, the proprietary and potentially lifesaving ESP application provides users personal Emergency Service Profile, including photo identification, at the accident or medical emergency scene to first responders immediately, and without the need of a service connection.

ESP, based on a global emergency assessment protocol used by first responders at emergency scenes, contains information of only one individual, no financial, social security or address information so the ESP information only has value to the user, and the first responder seeking their ESP information. ESP allows first responders to treat users more efficiently, effectively, and accurately in an accident, medical emergency, in transit to the ER and at the ER because now they have immediate access to users Emergency Service Profile when information and time count most, that first hour.

“Time and quality information are your best hope for survival in an emergency. ESP just makes too much sense; a ring tone, movie or game on your cell phone is not going to help me save the life of your child, your senior parent or you in an emergency or accident,” said Chief Richard Cole, Chairman of the MyRapidMD Emergency Services Advisory Board, whose members have over 100 years of collective Emergency Response experience.

The Emergency Service Profile is exactly that said Mr. Mark White President and founder, “It provides the critical emergency information and photo ID about a person in an accident or medical emergency. It is not trying to provide an extensive personal health or medical history record of a person, that’s what online medical record services such as Microsoft’s Health vault, Google Health or WebMD’s PHR do, among others. Simply put, time and information saves lives and the trickle down effects directly benefit healthcare, emergency services and their relevant providers. Our goal is to deliver that information as quickly and effectively as possible when needed.”

A large majority of service providers and cell or smart phone handsets, including Blackberries, are ESP compatible. Verizon’s “Get it Now” browser and the Apple iPhone both currently block outside third party applications. Non- “Get it Now” Verizon customers can however install ESP. If in doubt, go to http://www.myrapidmd.com and select “test your phone”.

Both Verizon and Apple have however, indicated they will make Software Development Kits (SDK’s) available to content developers by the middle of 2008 and we will develop ESP applications for these devices as soon as they are available.

ESP is not about games, ring tones or movies, it’s about your life, your peace of mind and your safety.

Even if their phone is not ESP compatible right now, users still need to sign up. Why? Because they still get all the benefits of the ESP membership pack. And when they do change phones or service providers, login to their ESP account and send your ESP to their cell phone, it’s that simple.

With a free Lifetime ESP Membership users receive:

24/7 access to their password protected ESP via the website.
ESP wallet and key chain cards with member ID number.
ESP stickers for a phone and a car windshield decal.
ESP refrigerator magnet for the home with their Name, Sex, Member ID number and 24/7 toll-free call center phone number.
24/7 toll-free automated call center, in case their phone is lost, broken or unavailable. First responders can call to retrieve their full ESP details.
256 bit SSL security: twice the industry standard to protect their information in transit.
To see full ESP membership details go to http://www.myrapidmd.com/benefits.

“There are more than 230 million cells phones in the USA and more than 70% of children over the age of 8 have them or have used them. Cell phones are an inherent part of the American lifestyle and at MyRapidMD we believe your phone should to do more than text, talk & entertain we believe it should care!” said Mr. Damien Vallernaud, MyRapidMD COO.

ESP was selected from over 400 new products and services by EMS magazine, considered the leading global authority on the EMS industry, as one of the top product picks at the National EMS Expo in Orlando, FL in October of 2007. Additionally, MyRapidMD has received one of twelve invitations to present and demonstrate ESP at the Coalition for Disaster Management Solutions Conference (CDMS) sponsored by F.E.M.A. Region IX and The American Red Cross in San Francisco on March 312008.

To learn more about MyRapidMD’s personal medical alert service, ESP and its potentially lifesaving benefits, log onto http://www.myrapidmd.com or contact them directly at (877)9GET-MRMD.

Act fast to take advantage of MyRapidMD’s national launch promotion by signing up now to get a membership free for life. No sign up fee and no annual renewal fee. Go to http://www.myrapidmd.com and click “Sign Up”. At the payment page, enter Promo Code MRMD08CES to get a free lifetime membership.

In today’s world it pays to be prepared for life’s unexpected emergencies.

“Does your phone have ESP?”

Privately held MyRapidMD is the developer of the Emergency Service Profile (ESP) proprietary software application. Designed specifically for cell phones and smart phones, the ESP medical alert service provides a concise Emergency Service Profile based on an internationally recognized victim assessment protocol used by first responders. MyRapidMD has formatted this protocol into a medical alert mobile software application that also attaches a photo of the cell phone owner to confirm their identity in emergency or accident situations. ESP is easily retrieved and displayed by first responders on the victim’s cell phone at the emergency or accident scene. Developed in concert with Firefighters, Paramedics, Emergency Room Nurses and other first responders,

MyRapidMD’s ESP turns the cell phone into an efficient and effective emergency information tool at the emergency scene and while the patient/victim is in transit to the ER.

Contact

Mark White

President

MyRapidMD Corporation

1-877-9GET-MRMD (943 8676) ext 114

info @ myrapidmd.com

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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Warns School Nurses to Beware of Legal Consequences for Vaccinating Students Without Parental Consent


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 23, 2009

The legal terms assault and battery pop up in city tabloids and cops and robbers TV programs all the time. But lately these familiar phrases could just as easily apply to the actions of some New York City elementary schools, and their school nurses, in the wake of the current swine flu pandemic sweeping the country, according to Richard Gurfein, a New York medical malpractice attorney and senior partner in the New York personal injury law firm of Gurfein Douglas, LLP.

Despite claims, Gurfein said, by city health officials stressing the safety of the H1N1 vaccine, and the rapidly growing spread of the disease in city schools (hospitalizations for H1N1 have tripled in New York State in the past three weeks) the law requires parental consent before a school is permitted to give the swine flu vaccine to a student.

According to recent media reports, school nurses mistakenly gave the swine flu vaccine to two students whose parents didnt sign up for it, including a Brooklyn girl with epilepsy who wound up in the hospital after getting the shot.

Any unlawful touching, Gurfein explained, or unauthorized administration of medical care not in an emergency situation is a battery, a legal term for an assault. A school district cannot unilaterally administer vaccinations without parental consent, in writing.

Gurfein explained that on the issue of liability, it wouldnt matter if the child got sick or not from the vaccination.

If there is a battery, Gurfein said (medicine given to a child without an emergency situation, or parental consent), by law the child is entitled to compensatory damages.

The measure of damages is another issue, he added. If there was no ill effect from the vaccination, the damages would be relatively small. If the child became ill, the amount of the damages would go up considerably. Sadly, if the child dies, that wrongful death case would have almost no value because of existing arcane laws in New York State that place little monetary value on the life of a child.

Gurfein said there are exceptions as to when schools are allowed to intervene. For example, in the event of an emergency, schools would be able to render medical care to the student since they are acting in loco parentis while a child is in their care.

But no court, he said, would ever accept the argument that vaccination without consent is an emergency, since the simple alternative is to refuse the child access to the school if parents dont comply with the schools wishes regarding vaccination.

Vaccinating a child without parental consent, Gurfein explained, is a tort that has a one-year statute of limitations. But because the school is part of the City, a parent only has 90 days from the time of the battery to file a Notice of Claim. He said, ninety days does not mean three months. It means ninety days.

Since a battery falls under the category of an intentional tort, Gurfein explained, it also cannot be insured against by the school, or the school nurse. In these situations, the nurse who gave the child the shot, and the school district as her employer assuming the nurse was acting within the course and scope of his or her employment would have to pay any judgment.

Gurfein advises parents to remember that municipalities and their school districts are heavily protected against lawsuits. He instructs parents of children who have been victims of a battery to contact a New York personal injury lawyer who is familiar with both negligence and medical malpractice claims.

Since a school, Gurfein said, is a department, or arm, of a municipality, a lawsuit must be commenced within a year and ninety days from the time of the battery, after having filed a timely Notice of Claim.

Such a lawsuit, he added, typically takes longer to pursue than an average auto case because the City of New York has so many lawsuits it just doesnt have the manpower to process all of them. As with any other personal injury claim, the damages would be determined by a jury. All costs to litigate the case are advanced by the lawyer, not the client. The lawyer only gets those costs reimbursed, and compensated for his, or her, services, if he or she wins the case.

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Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP Joins National Medical Advisory Services Group


Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2010

Medical Advisory Services (MAS), a Division of The NMAS Group, is excited to announce that Tee. L Guidotti MD, MPH is joining the firm as our HSE and Sustainability Advisor. Dr. Guidotti is returning to North America after his yearlong consulting assignment in Saudi Arabia. His principal client while in the Kingdom was Saudi Aramco, a fully-integrated, global petroleum enterprise with 54,000 employees and a world leader in exploration and producing, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing. While there, Dr. Guidotti worked with their globally recognized Preventive Medicine Services division on strategic planning and program development to enhance their wellness programs and occupational health services. He also worked with other clients and was a frequent speaker at regional meetings including the Gulf Cooperation Council.

I am thrilled to be joining the Medical Advisory Services team, said Tee. L Guidotti. I am committed to their mission of providing OEM services to organizations to help them protect their people through science, experience, and policy implementation.

Dr. Guidotti is Editor in Chief of the Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, the oldest and historically the most respected journal in the field in the United States. Dr. Guidotti assumed the editorship in 2005 and is credited with turning the journal around from a steep decline and restoring it to prominence. Dr. Guidotti is also the author of The Praeger Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The handbook is comprised of three volumes which covers all facets of OEM in a uniquely authoritative manner.

Dr Guidottis main professional interests include:

strategic planning on issues of health and sustainability,
security and emergency management at the enterprise level,
evidence-based medical dispute resolution (the application of scientific evidence to law, adjudication and policy) and
economic sustainability and business continuity.
In occupational health, Dr. Guidotti has special interests in:

occupational health services management,
inhalation toxicology,
occupational lung disease,
occupational health and hazards of firefighters and other first responders,
the oil and gas industry, and
toxicology of hydrogen sulfide and other sulfides

In environmental health, Dr. Guidotti has special interests in:

indoor environmental and air quality, especially oxides of nitrogen and air toxics,
ecosystem and human health,
risk science, with special interests in community risk perception,
risk anticipation and trans-cultural risk communication, and
child health and the environment

For additional information, please visit our web site http://www.mas.md.

Media Contact:

Donald E. Franklin, CEO

301-519-0300

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Making Medical History: Texas Fertility Center Celebrates First Birth in Central Texas from New Frozen Egg Technology


Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

Assisted reproductive technology has allowed millions of people to create and expand their families. For years, Texas Fertility Center (TFC) has used frozen sperm and frozen embryos in combination with intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to achieve high success rates. Recent advances in technology have now enabled TFC to add frozen eggs to its medical protocol. TFC is now proud to announce that it has helped an Austin couple welcome a second child through the use of frozen donor eggs.

When Ellen and Michael Navarre decide to start a family, they needed help. In 2007, the couple conceived their son Charlie via IVF. The Navarres were thrilled to become parents. We were so excited that we were able to successfully conceive Charlie, Ellen explained.

Dr. Kaylen Silverberg, Ellens physician, said that infertility treatments often give couples a real chance at having a family. With the options we have available, about 80 to 85 percent of our patients achieve their desired outcome.

A Different Approach

Once they were ready for another child, the process didnt go as smoothly. A frozen embryo cycle failed and, as Ellen was older, the Navarres discussed the possibility of using donor eggs. In their first attempt, Ellen used her sisters eggs, but that pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage. At that point, Dr. Silverberg mentioned the option of using frozen donor eggs.

That loss was difficult, Ellen said. But we knew wanted another child. We wanted Charlie to have a sibling, so when the opportunity came along, we were excited to be able to pursue it.

A relatively new procedure, oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, not only offers infertile couples another choice, but it also gives career women a chance to preserve their fertility for a later time and it helps cancer patients protect their abilities to start families after treatment.

Until recently, egg freezing wasnt really a choice for women, Dr. Silverberg explained. Eggs, the bodys largest cell, are comprised mainly of water and they have historically been very difficult to freeze successfully. Vitrification, or ultra-rapid freezing, has enabled us to help our patients have the families they desire by giving them another treatment option.

For the Navarres, using a frozen egg donor provided the chance they were looking for to welcome another child into their home. The six frozen eggs were fertilized in the laboratory, and two embryos were transferred to Ellens uterus, resulting in a healthy pregnancy.

Ellen says that once they conceived, the couple really forgot about the donor eggs and daughter Catherine Collins was born in May. The growing becomes part of you. We didnt even think about it not being my egg.

It is such a personal choice, but this process was such a blessing, says the proud mother of two. The ultimate goal was a beautiful baby and a sibling for Charlie. We couldnt love her anymore.

About Texas Fertility Center

Texas Fertility Center (TFC), one of the nations leading full-service infertility practices, provides advanced Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology services to patients throughout Texas, the Southwestern United States, and the Americas. Since 1980, TFC has been recognized nationally for outstanding pregnancy rates, cutting-edge laboratory procedures, and innovative research programs. For more information, please visit http://www.txfertility.com.

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National Defective Medical Device Law Firm Files Mirena Lawsuits on Behalf of Two Women Allegedly Injured by Bayer Mirena IUD Products


New York, New York (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed two lawsuits against Bayer Corporation, et al. on behalf of women allegedly injured by the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). The first suit was filed on April 12th on behalf of an Ohio woman (Case No. MRS-L 924-12) and the second was filed on May 21st on behalf of an Oklahoma woman (Case No. MRS-L 1263-12). Both complaints were filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County.

According to the complaints, both women underwent hysteroscopy to remove the Mirena IUD after the device was not found in its expected location. Both complaints allege severe and permanent physical injuries and substantial pain and suffering. The suits also allege that the Plaintiffs have acquired significant medical expenses, which will continue to accumulate in the future. Furthermore, the device has allegedly resulted in lost wages and impaired the ability to earn future wages.

About Mirena

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Mirena in 2000 as an intrauterine contraceptive. The T-shaped device releases a synthetic progestogen known as levonorgestrel into the uterus in order to prevent pregnancy, although Bayer admits that the exact mechanism remains unknown. In 2009, it was also approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use IUDs. Mirena is recommended for women who have had at least one child, and is indicated for up to 5 years of use. The device is used in over 2 million women in the United States and more than 15 million women worldwide. [http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/2009/ucm184747.htm

According to the FDA, Mirena has been associated with serious complications such as ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, group A streptococcal sepsis, pelvic inflammatory disease, device embedment in the unterine wall, uterine wall and cervix perforation. Side effects also include bleeding and spotting at irregular intervals, headaches, ovarian cysts, vaginitis, pain during menstruation, pelvic pain and breast tenderness.

According to Parker Waichman, Bayer has history regarding the misrepresentation of Mirena. Up until 2009, Bayer marketed Mirena towards busy moms in the form of live presentations. The so-called Simple Style program, which was conducted through the social networking site Mom Central, claimed that Mirena would increase intimacy and help users look and feel great. In 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) found that these claims were unsubstantiated, noting that the program failed to mention side effects such as weight gain, acne and breast or tenderness. [fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/WarningLettersandNoticeofViolationLetterstoPharmaceuticalCompanies/UCM197229.pdf]

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free lawsuit consultations to victims of Mirena IUD birth control. If you or a loved one experienced complications following the use of this device, please visit the firm’s Mirena IUD Side Effects page at http://www.yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).

For more information regarding Mirena IUD lawsuits and Parker Waichman LLP, please visit: http://www.yourlawyer.com or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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Alpha Source, Inc. Donates Over $350,000 in Medical Equipment Parts to Samaritans Purse


Milwaukee, Wisc. (PRWEB) September 25, 2012

Alpha Source, Inc., a global medical equipment parts distributor, donated over $ 350,000 in retail value of medical replacement parts to Samaritans Purse, an organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution. The fiscal 2011-2012 donation consisted of various defibrillator service parts. The replacement parts will be used to repair lifesaving medical equipment in hospitals and clinics around the world.

The parts donated by Alpha Source are going to be extremely valuable to Samaritans Purse and the mission hospitals we serve as we repair equipment that can save lives, said Michael Rickman, a biomedical equipment technician for Samaritans Purse. The real scope of Alpha Sources donation is immeasurable. These parts can literally impact thousands of lives across the globe in places that promote healing not only physically but spiritually.

According to Norine Carlson-Weber, president of Alpha Source, We hope our donations can help accelerate the repairs of down medical equipment to help save as many lives as possible. We are proud to be able to contribute to such a great cause and look forward to continuing our relationship with Samaritans Purse.

Alpha Source has been involved with Samaritans Purse since 2007. In addition to donating valuable medical equipment parts, Alpha Source also participates in Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritans Purse project that hand delivers shoe box gifts to underprivileged children worldwide to let them know they are loved and not forgotten.

Alpha Source supports various medical mission charities including the International Child Heart Foundation, Friends of the Orphans, The Luz Fund, Seattle Anesthesia Outreach, and the TriMedx Foundation.

Samaritans Purse, based in Boone, N.C., is an international Christian relief organization that responds to the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in crisis situations – especially in locations where few others are working. Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries to provide aid. Each year, the medical arm of Samaritans Purse places hundreds of doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals in voluntary, short-term service with hospitals and clinics in the worlds least developed countries. The project also provides overseas hospitals with critically needed medical equipment and supplies.

About Alpha Source, Inc.

Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Alpha Source, Inc., a WBNEC certified company, provides innovative solutions in procurement and logistics for a variety of industries including healthcare and government. Established in 1986, Alpha Source is an ISO13485:2003 battery pack manufacturer with an emphasis on products used in medical and technical applications. Alpha Source distributes a variety of medical equipment parts including medical lamps, batteries, monitoring accessories, fiber optics, O2 sensors, power protection products, diagnostic Instruments and supplies, and mounting solutions. For a complete list of products or for more information on Alpha Source, visit http://www.alphasource.com or call 800.654.9845.







US Police Officers Aid Police in Sudan & Darfur with Child Safety & Medical Help – Officer McDowell Discusses Obstacles on Dr. Carol Francis Radio Talk Show – Dec 6


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012

Currently programs organized through Safe Harbor International are addressing complex survival needs on individuals in East Africa. Food, medical attention, law and order, safety of children– these are basic human needs in East Africa assisted by Police Officer Dave McDowell and many police officers he has organized through Safe Harbor International, Safe Harbor Police Outreach, and “Operation Safe Child.” Dave McDowell reveals hardships faced by inhabitants of South Sudan, Darfur, and Uganda. How can police officers from the United States help communities and peace-officers in these conflicted areas? “Police officers in these African Countries need and want assistance,” explains Officer Dave McDowell on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dr-carol-francis/2012/10/22/us-police-officers-aid-police-officer-in-sudan-darfur) today.

Dr. Carol Francis interviews Dave McDowell, a police officer from Oregon and California who helps police officers in East Africa to effectively address issues of justice, fairness, and safety. Dave McDowell, in conjunction with many other police officers and professionals who volunteer with Safe Harbor International help families, children, medical professionals, and parents receive needed assistance and protection in these troubled countries of East Africa such as South Sudan, Uganda, Darfur. Dave McDowell’s journeys and stories will inspire many to help and others to compassionately understand the complications of East African citizens of all ages.

Dave McDowell is from Bend, Oregon and the Director of International Police Training & Outreach at Safe Harbor International Relief. For more information – McDowell works in conjunction with Safe Harbor International. McDowell’s organization can be contacted at http://www.policeoutreach.com/contact_us.aspx

Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist and Marriage Family & Child Therapist dedicates this and all programs to encourage each of us to Make Life Happen NOW! Helping when we can and never falling short of being all we can be in the short time we have here. Dr. Carol Francis services South Bay Area of the Los Angeles County in Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, El Segundo, San Pedro, Long Beach- California. Call 310-543-1824 for one-to-one session on line or in person only. drcarolfrancis.com.