ACR Foundation Launches Haiti Radiology Relief Fund
Reston, VA - In response to the vast medical needs and human suffering resulting from the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, the ACR Foundation has launched the Haiti Radiology Relief Fund.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Reston, VA — In response to the vast medical needs and human suffering resulting from the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, the ACR Foundation has launched the Haiti Radiology Relief Fund. The Fund will help supply health care facilities in Haiti with necessary radiological support – including radiology equipment, supplies, materials as well as physician and medical physicist volunteers.1
“We urge all of those in the radiology community to give what they can to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Haiti. The ACR recognizes both the immediate and longer term radiological needs in Haiti and we hope this fund will provide relief as the people of Haiti seek to recover from the devastation” said James H. Thrall, MD, chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors.
Much of the health care infrastructure in Haiti’s capital and largest city, Port-Au-Prince, was destroyed by the earthquake - including radiology equipment, supplies, teaching materials and other materials that help support day-to-day care. The Haiti Radiology Relief Fund will seek funding to provide radiological equipment, materials and supplies as well as fulfill volunteer opportunities to support radiology services in the country.
All contributions are tax deductible with contributions made before March 1, 2010 eligible for 2009 or 2010 tax returns.2 The ACR Foundation asks for contributions from radiologists, radiologic technologists and other ancillary health care personnel, radiology organizations, patients, radiology and non-radiology corporations, radiology practices, radiology business managers and other interested individuals.
“We strongly urge all of those in the radiology community to help us provide an organized effort to help those who desperately need access to the care that we provide. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated,” said Thrall.
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