LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Healthcare workers across America have been pleading for more supplies to help fight and control the coronavirus. In Las Vegas, local groups are responding to that plea and helping those on the front lines.
Members of the Chinese American community donated 4,000 surgical masks at University Medical Center on Tuesday, and they will return Wednesday to donate tens of thousands more masks and other much needed supplies.
The personal protective equipment donations, or PPEs, include N95 masks and protective goggles.
The group, joined by the vice president of the North American Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, is also working to get the UMC healthcare workers some power-air purifying respirators, which are most needed for the emergency physician and critical care physicians because they are protective when they do high risk medical procedures.
Also on Tuesday, more members of the Las Vegas Chinese community, led by representatives from Lan-Tian Cultural Center, donated thousands of surgical masks to hospitals including: St. Rose Hospital, Valley Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and UMC.
Right now Sunrise Hospital and Dignity Health are accepting donations of medical supplies.
If you're interested in reaching out to donate, call Sunrise Hospital's donation hotline at 855-815-3859.
Dignity Health is currently accepting donations of unopened boxes of N-95 masks, surgical masks, and isolation gowns from local medical professionals. If you have access to these supplies and wish to donate, please contact SRDH-Supplies@DignityHealth.org.
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