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PointCare Donates Diagnostic Tests to Haitian Clinics to Ensure Resumption of Critical HIV/AIDS Patient Care and Bolster Emergency Medical Treatment for Earthquake Victims
Date:2/23/2010

cessfully in Haiti to initiate and monitor anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for thousands of HIV/AIDS patients – we've had systems in 22 individual clinics, most of them in the greater Point-au-Prince area," said Michael Cohen, senior advisor to the PointCare chairman. "We're a very small company with limited resources, but when we heard from the people on the ground in Haiti that they couldn't resume patient care because supply was not getting through, we loaded up two pallets of test kits, and sent them off to our Haitian distributor, Reinbold Import & Export, who has delivered them to clinics free of charge."

Mr. Cohen continued, "We are inspired by the amazing work our partners are doing to assist with medical relief operations in Haiti. For example, every day Reinbold was driving a small convoy to Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic (a city called Jimani) to take the most seriously injured for treatment in the D.R. and to bring back clinical testing reagents, sutures, orthopedic devices, surgical materials, and many other donated products. In another example, the University of Maryland's Institute for Human Virology – which uses the PointCare NOW system in Haiti to deliver important HIV/AIDs services – has been sending emergency surgical teams to operate in a 'tent' hospital since soon after the quake. Reports of their experiences and others like them led to our donation of the hematology tests. Complete blood count (CBC), hemoglobin, and the other hematology tests are critic
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