Birmingham, Ala. - Surgical teams planning trips to the Philippines to assist typhoon victims can have their instruments and devices refurbished prior to departure at no charge through the non-profit organization Instruments of Mercy, Inc.® (IOM).
"With this type of disaster, surgeons may be required to perform numerous amputations, and that unfortunately is what we’ve been hearing in news reports from the Philippines,” said Toney Peer, Director of Instruments of Mercy. “For the best possible outcomes, the instruments and devices used in these situations need to be in the best working condition. This is one small area where Instruments of Mercy can help.”
With support from IMS (Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc.), a nationwide provider of surgical instrument management, IOM provides repair for flexible endoscopes, rigid endoscopes, power equipment, stainless instruments, and laparoscopic and specialty instruments. Founded in 2004 by IMS Founder and CEO Gene Robinson, Instruments of Mercy has supported more than 100 mission trips in 26 countries, as well as providing surgical instrument repair onboard the Africa Mercy for the global healthcare organization Mercy Ships.
For More Information: Contact Toney Peer, Director of Instruments of Mercy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.913.6032, or visit www.instrumentsofmercy.org.