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Investigators at the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center respond to the coronavirus with a donation

April 09, 2020

On March 26 the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center (YCVRC) donated gloves, disposable gowns, and shoe-covers to Yale New Haven Health. 

YCVRC director, Jeffrey Bender, MD, Robert I. Levy Professor of Medicine, suggested donating personal protective equipment (PPE) at a faculty meeting. The response was immediate. “I sent off an email to everyone at the center and literally overnight had the stockpile,” said Hyung Chun, MD, an associate professor of medicine and director of translational research of the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program. Chun delivered the medical supplies to the Yale New Haven Health System Regional Operations the following day. The donation included about 6,000 gloves, disposable gowns, and 50 shoe-covers. Their response was overwhelming. “The folks working there were shocked and extremely thankful.”

Support Healthcare Providers on the Frontline

Yale New Haven Health is accepting donations of personal protective equipment at the Yale New Haven Health System Regional Operations Center (600 Derby Ave. West Haven, CT 06516). All items should be in original unopened packaging. Please submit offers to donationsppe@ynhh.org before donating.

Meals4Healers is a food delivery initiative with medical residents who are home ill including those with confirmed COVID + or awaiting testing/results. One donation of $20 will cover one fixed nutritious meal to these residents.

Please see the document in Related Links or visit Yale's COVID-19 website for more donation information.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on April 09, 2020