BENEFITING: VIETNAM FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE PROJECT USA INC
The Friendship Village is in need of a blood chemistry analyzer, a machine that generates a diagnostic report (a CBC blood panel) from a small sample of a patient's blood. It's this machine that provides doctors with important metrics such as white blood cell count, platelet count, hematocrit, and the mineral composition of the blood, all of which are vital to the effective diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
Currently, when the kids at the Friendship Village come to the clinic with a high fever, dizziness and lethargy, or other illnesses, doctors have to send the blood sample to Hanoi for analysis--and wait, and wait, for the results. This is both expensive and time consuming, and if the patient is spiking a high fever, that wait time could mean the difference between complications and a full recovery. (The Friendship Village's current equipment only analyzes blood for cholesterol and glucose levels.)
Students and professors at the University of Illinois and Niagara University have partnered to fundraise for this essential piece of equipment. Our goal is to raise the $10,000 needed to purchase the analyzer by March 20, 2016.
Please consider contributing to the well-being of the Friendship Village residents by donating to this fundraiser. Your donation will make a substantial difference in the lives of over 100 children living with mild to severe disabilities owing to exposure to Agent Orange.
If you have any questions about the Friendship Village, or if you wish to get involved in future volunteer work or fundraising, please contact Dr. Joseph Little, Department of English, Niagara University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.