Doctors and Nurses in OC Send Trauma Kits to Ukraine

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A trauma nurse from Mission Hospital in Orange County is helping send medical supplies to Ukraine.

KFI’s Dr. Jim Keany says the idea to assemble and send the kits came from one of his trauma nurses at Mission Hospital who came from Ukraine in the 1990’s to seek asylum in the United States.

Keany says the kits include Quick Clot, Tourniquets, Israeli Dressings, Slings, Splints and Portable Airways. The kits are like those used in the field by SWAT Teams and soldiers.

Keany says there is still a need for more medical supplies, including equipment for hospitals. So far, they’ve assembled 400 kits and sent them to Poland. From there, they’re delivered to areas in Ukraine with the most urgent need.

There is a GoFundMe site set up to raise money. Keany says every dollar goes to buy supplies and pay for the private transport.

Bill Handel also spoke with Dr. Keany about the effort this morning, hear that interview below.

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