This video, taken as that first week ended, ends with an indoor drone shot of staff and U-M medical students sorting and packaging the donated supplies in the huge dining hall at the North Campus Research Complex
Thank You: Michigan Medicine Protective Gear Donation Drive
On March 20, anticipating disruptions to the supply chain because of COVID-19, Michigan Medicine put out a call for donations of vital protective gear that could keep staff and patients safe from coronavirus and other infections.
Within a week, community members, U-M teams, companies and organizations had brought us more than 5,500 boxes of gloves, 115,000 procedure masks, 10,000 N95 masks, 3,000 face shields (including specially made industrial prototypes and homemade 3D-printed ones), 500 bottles of hand sanitizer and many other supplies. Some of these went into use almost immediately.
This video, taken as that first week ended, ends with an indoor drone shot of staff and U-M medical students sorting and packaging the donated supplies in the huge dining hall at the North Campus Research Complex.
On March 31, a food drive was added to the donation drive, to help Food Gatherers serve local community service agencies -- including the Meals on Wheels programs run by Michigan Medicine.
Donations are still needed. Learn more about what is needed, and how to get it to the right place: http://michmed.org/donategear.
Learn how to give financially to support Michigan Medicine's COVID-19 response: https://giving.medicine.umich.edu/covid-19.
Thank you to all who have given!