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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Glendon Hospital: Cardiac Monitor/Defibrillator Request

Montserratians both at home and around the world are rallying together for a good cause. It has been brought to the attention of the global Montserrat community that the Glendon Hospital is without a cardiac monitor/defibrillator.

Considering the urgent requirement to have this most vital of equipment available to the medical practitioners on island, a group of Montserratians are seeking to mobilise our global community to make donations towards purchasing this equipment for immediate delivery to the Glendon Hospital. 

An account has been set up exclusively for this purpose in the name of "Stratians for Strat". For those wishing to make donations, we have taken the further step of using the power of technology to connect us all.

Donations can be made via online crowd funding portal Indiegogo. Pledges can be done directly from your card or via paypal. (paypal payments will not be ready for acceptance for another two days, so for now, card only. When ready though, paypal payments via the Indiegogo donations portal will use the email address as follows:  Stratians50@outlook.com)

All donations that are now ready to be made can be done via the Indiegogo online donations portal using this info below:

Make your donations online via Indiegogo by clicking here: Glendon Hospital Needs You 

Also, donations can be made directly to the TD  Bank Account, located in Boston, USA, in the name of : 

"Stratians for Strat"
Routing #: 026013673
acct#: 4285987190
swift code is NRTHUS33xxx

Indiegogo provides full transparency of all funds pledged and received. Montserratians around the world will be able to keep abreast of how the fundraising effort is progressing. Additionally, there will be continous information update as to when the required funds have been raised, the totals if exceeding, the purchase of equipment, costs, shipping and delivery. All info regarding use of funds WILL BE MADE PUBLIC.

This effort to purchase a cardiac monitor/defibrillator is being given prominence after a medical practitioner on Montserrat put out this call via social media. Montserratians have been called upon to act and will respond accordingly. The posting stated: 

"Dear God, please send a cardiac monitor/defibrillator to the Glendon Hospital casualty. We can't really call it a hospital without one. After 3 years of going through the appropriate channels all I can do is pray. It feels so dangerous working there sometimes. The AED someone donated has malfunctioned and will take a while to be sorted. Thank God for FIFA - they have loaned us their Emergency pack with AED."

What is a cardiac monitor/defibrillator?
Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening Cardiac problems. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a device called a defibrillator.  
A cardiac monitor continuously monitors heart activity, generally by electrocardiography, with assessment of the patients condition relative to their cardiac rhythm.
A cardiac monitor/defibrillator is the combination of both. 

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