October 9, 2020
Nearly $1 Million in PPE was donated to the International Medical Corps for COVID-19 response efforts to support its ongoing COVID-19 response efforts in the continental United States and Puerto Rico. The donation was made by Medtronic.
PPE Donations includes more than 1.1 million surgical masks and 408,000 KN95 respirators, which are being distributed by International Medical Corps, a long-time partner of the Medtronic Foundation, to more than 15 hospitals and health facilities chosen for their locations in COVID-19 hot spots, or directly to individuals as part of prevention efforts. In addition, these facilities serve underserved and underinsured communities, most at-risk and most affected by this pandemic, particularly as COVID-19 rates are increasing in some key locations.
“When an emergency strikes, Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation are among the first to be there, helping to ensure that first responders have the resources they need,” said Erica Tavares, vice president of Institutional Partnerships and Philanthropy at International Medical Corps. “With their donation, frontline health workers across the country will be able to safely provide healthcare to communities most in need.”
“Doctors, nurses, and other frontline healthcare workers continue to do heroic work despite the risks to their personal health and the ongoing challenge of maintaining an adequate supply of personal protective equipment,” said John Liddicoat, M.D., executive vice president and president of the Americas Region at Medtronic. “We recognize and appreciate their tireless efforts and we are proud to support them, together with the Medtronic Foundation, with this donation.”