Provide Surgical Supplies for Needy in Nicaragua

Jan 20, 2012

Initial Shipment Provided to Support Surgery

Intensive Care Unit at La Mascota, Managua
Intensive Care Unit at La Mascota, Managua

Although our new GlobalGiving project to answer an emergency call from La Mascota Children's Hospital in Nicaragua for a shipment of a quantity of Sodium Nitroprusside is just joining our original GlobalGiving listing, we are pleased to report that we have been able to send along a small amount to get them started.  We hope to send more vials of the medicine in the near future, with your help.

Nitroprusside can save the life of a child in a post-op emergency situation when blood pressure levels can suddenly rise to endanger that child's life.  It doesn't always happen, but when it does, then this medicine needs to be at hand.  Once administered, this medicine can bring the health crisis right back into line and allow a normal recovery.

Because this medicine is so important, that's why the need for it is so important, and why the hospital sent us an urgent request.

In addition to considering making a donation, we need you to forward a link to this request to your Facebook and Twitter world, asking others to join you in helping this poor hospital and its young patients.

As our motto states, "It's not only what we give, it's what we leave behind."  We need to give this relatively inexpensive medicine, so that we can leave behind a healthy child.

Surgeons of Hope's goal is to bring hope to a new generation in countries emerging from poverty by establishing a high quality of care for their children with cardiac diseases while promoting education of health professionals in a modern environment.

Let's see that the next mission progress report can celebrate that we are close to goal and that lots of Sodium Nitroprusside has been sent to this struggling hospital.

Skilled doctors
Skilled doctors' hands at work



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Leila Hawken

New York, NY United States

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