Providing Instruments for Biopsies
Charo, a registered nurse with instrument specialization, provides post-natal care in one of Bolivia’s public hospitals. When her patients showed symptoms of cancer during a routine visit, Charo had to travel to a private hospital in another city, borrow the instruments, and return them after performing a biopsy. Travel to a hospital is a hardship for these women; many could not wait the extra day or come back again and did not receive the needed care.
Last year, Mano a Mano delivered all the required instrumentation to Charo’s hospital. Now Charo completes at least 50 biopsies weekly. Marisol, one of her patients, told us that it took her two days to get to the hospital. If she had not had her biopsy on the day of her exam, she would have had to wait at least two months before she could return. She is deeply grateful for her immediate care and the hoped-for negative biopsy result.
Mano a Mano’s Distribution Program
Mano a Mano collects donated supplies in Minnesota and ships them to Bolivia, where we know they can be put to good use by people like Charo. The vast majority of the supplies we send would be thrown away in the US; instead these supplies get a new life and can make a huge difference for thousands of people like Marisol.
Support Mano a Mano on Give to the Max Day and Help Ship Supplies to People in Need
The Scheduled Giving period for Give to the Max Day 2016 is underway! All gifts made using GiveMN.org, now through November 16, will be scheduled to process on November 17, making those donations eligible for all Give to the Max Day prizes!
If you’d like to support Mano a Mano – and help us clear out our full warehouse in St. Paul, which is full of supplies ready to ship to Bolivia – click here to go to Mano a Mano’s GiveMN page.