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Date:2/5/2010

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"To properly care for the tens of thousands that are injured, the needs are now beyond providing just the food and medical supplies.  We absolutely need x-ray imaging to provide care in the next phase of this disaster," Dr. Reed explained.

For the more than 30,000 Haitian natives living in the Greenwich / Stamford / Bridgeport region, knowing that medical aid is on the way is a comfort.  Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), met with local Haitian community leaders just prior to appearing at the press conference.

"So many people here in Connecticut have been personally touched by this tragedy, and knowing that their families, friends, and the greater Haitian population will benefit from the generosity of their friends, co-workers, and employers is truly inspiring," said Congressman Himes. "Thank you to Fujifilm, AmeriCares, Stamford Hospital, and all of the generous people who have contributed to the relief effort in Haiti. I am continually proud to be a member of this community and to represent you."

The digital x-ray system, the FCR Go from Fujifilm, is a portable system that includes all necessary components to take and view x-rays in one single piece of equipment.  It can easily be wheeled to the patient, and because the x-rays are digital, physicians in Haiti will be able to immediately view them (no x-ray film developing), eliminating any guesswork when treating and evaluating patients.  Elourde Joseph, a Stamford Hospital x-ray technologist with family in Haiti was trained by Fujifilm on the system and will be traveling to Haiti to help use it, and then train other medical professionals so t
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