PPE Donations for local Bay Area Hospitals

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    PPE Crisis

    In late March, our friends, nurses, doctors started ringing the alarm.

    In California, Covid-19 cases just crossed 1000 mark and with only 30 fatalities

    But we all read reports on what was happening already in New York

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) so desperately needed for infectious deceases was in very short supply.

    Many hospitals still didn't issue face masks (surgical or N95s) to their staff

    Some recommended using bandanas for protection.

    Some hospitals prohibited face mask use.

    Some were thinking ahead and waiting for the surge similar to New York's

    So we decided to purchase PPEs ourselves and donate them to local hospitals.

     

     

     

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    Finding PPEs

    In late March, some PPEs could still be found on Amazon.

    So we ordered isolations gowns, surgical masks, gloves, glasses.

    We found few face shields, aloe vera cream for hands, head bouffants

    We found cases of lab coats and more gloves

    We met other people like us who found a supply of original 3M N95 masks

    This GoFundMe campaign donated over 14,000(!!!) N95 masks to local Bay Area hospitals

    At that time, even local ER departments didn't have them

    We started a fund-raising campaign among friends

    Over 20 people contributed

    Over $3600 was raised for PPE purchases

    We donated $1000 of our personal funds as well

     

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    Bay Area hospitals

    We donated PPEs to the following hospitals, nursing homes and home care centers:

    • Highland Hospital, Oakland
    • Fairmont Hospital, Oakland/San Leandro
    • WeCare, Washington Hospital, Fremont
    • Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, Geary
    • SutterHealth, CPMC, San Francisco, Van Ness
    • HealthLink Home Care & Nursing, San Francisco
    • VA Nursing Home, Menlo Park
    • Baywood Court Skilled Nursing, Castro Valley
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    Superheros

    What was donated:

    • 330 N95 masks
    • 2,800 surgical masks
    • 4,000 gloves
    • 25 face shields and goggles
    • 120 isolation gowns
    • 200 lab coats
    • 200 bouffants

     

    We can only hope that the Superheroes on front lines are better protected.  

    And the gratitude we have for what they're doing is too hard to express.

    Thanks