Haiti Disaster Relief
Immediately following the Jan. 12 earthquake, Siemens Healthcare mobilized to provide disaster relief assistance to the citizens of Haiti. The Healthcare Sector of Siemens AG has shipped healthcare systems and supplies through Project HOPE to aid healthcare workers in their efforts to help the victims.
Siemens donated ten RAPIDPoint 350 Blood Gas analyzers to Project HOPE. These systems can be used to deliver critical care blood gas and blood electrolyte test results within minutes in a field hospital setting, according to a company press release. With these blood gas analyzers, Siemens provided sufficient test systems and supplies to perform 90,000 tests and worked with its partner, Smiths Medical, which also donated sterile blood sample syringes necessary to perform the tests.
Additionally, Siemens donated enough MULTISTIX 10 SG Urinalysis Strips to perform 90,000 urine tests. These test strips assist rapid diagnosis in kidney function, urinary tract infections, carbohydrate metabolism and liver function.
Siemens Healthcare has also donated 20 handheld ACUSON P10 ultrasound systems designed for triage and emergency situations.
The Siemens technical team will be available by telephone to support Project HOPE as needed in the set up and operation of the systems.