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Draeger Donating Mechanical Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines to University of Miami - Aid for Haiti Earthquake Disaster

TELFORD, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger is responding to Haiti's earthquake victims by donating 16 ventilators and two anesthesia machines to the University of Miami for use at a 300-bed field hospital, including operating room suites.

Draeger, a global leader in mechanical ventilation, is providing 16 Carina-home ventilators and two anesthesia machines to aid earthquake victims.  This donation comes at the request of the University of Miami, where an international effort to create a 300-bed field hospital at the Port-au-Prince airport is taking place.  Draeger's response was immediate, noting that the equipment was onsite at the logistics staging center in Miami within 36 hours.  Additionally, three field staff employees have volunteered their time and clinical expertise to assist with the effort to operate the field hospital.

Arno Wolters, president of Draeger Medical, Inc. commented, "We have all seen the horrible events unfolding in Haiti. As a global company, Draeger is committed to the preservation of life and supporting this effort is paramount to our company's core principles. All of the employees of Draeger worldwide send their hopes and prayers to the people of Haiti. We are especially proud of our field clinicians, Robert Dutruch, Frank Caminita, and Dean Calderone who are in Port-au-Prince working side-by-side with the University of Miami."

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The Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2008 Draeger generated revenues of around EUR 1.9 billion. The Draeger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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