Local Red Cross, Better Equipped Thanks to Anonymous Donor

By Leticia Fernandez de Noyola

In October, the local Red Cross formally received equipment donated by an anonymous person from the US. The donation consists of two Lifepak 12 outfits including a defibrillator, among other features, as well as two transfer pumps for solution and drug infusion.

One of these outfits will reinforce our Advanced Emergency Ambulance used to transport critically ill patients. The other will be used in one of the ambulances working daily to assist sick or injured patients. This equipment can monitor all vital signs, do an electrocardiogram and diagnose possible heart attacks or other heart disease at the patient’s home, in order to initiate immediate treatment.

The local Red Cross currently has seven ambulances and only two Lifepak 12 kits. Ideally, all of our ambulances should have them because when we attend emergencies, we do not always know the type of patient that we will find or their medical condition.

Having all ambulances with this type of equipment would be helpful to give excellent service. So we ask the support of all our community to purchase more of these kits so we can continue providing the best care to residents and visitors. For donations contact 415-152 4225 or email: cruzroja.sma@hotmail.com.


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