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PWOB wishes to acknowledge the great generosity of those businesses which offer their support of the treatment of cardiac disease in underserved areas throughout the world through the charitable donation of goods and services.

For Sorin product donation, please complete the Application for Educational, Research, and Charitable Donations at
Please be aware that Sorin Group primarily directs its charitable support to Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo, which provides pediatric cardiac surgery in developing countries. Therefore, local Sorin Group subsidiary charitable contributions are very limited.
Applications for product donation our reviewed by a corporate compliance committee on a regular basis.
Requests for product donation are reviewed by the Medtronic Structural Heart Office of Medical Affairs on a regular basis.
Part of Medtronic's role is to support medical conferences, charitable events such as cardiac missions, and research and public education programs.
Requests can take up to 60 days to process and are only available to registered 501 (C) (3) groups.
To request a product donation, please visit and select "US Indigent Product Donations"
Please contact Carolyne Markus for more information.
Essential Pharmaceuticals offers the donated use of Custodial HTK solution for cardiac missions.
Custodial cardioplegia is an innovative choice for missions work by virtue of its simple delivery method, requiring fewer sterile disposables and less frequent delivery.
Contact Allan Weber at for more information.
MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization committed to repurposing medical supplies and equipment discarded by the healthcare industry with the objectives of providing humanitarian aid in developing countries to save lives and reducing waste to save our environment.
Please contact Executive Director Tish Dahlby at for more information.
BBF helps various organizations and individuals going on medical mission trips to impoverished countries all over the world by providing supplies ranging from pharmaceutical basics to surgical tools.
AmeriCares Global Medical Assistance program delivers essential medicines and supplies to over 2,500 hospitals and health clinics in the developing world.
Medical and humanitarian aid includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, nutritional supplements and surgical supplies along with personal hygiene products, safety supplies and household cleaning items.
With advance notice, trained CCPs can be offered the use of a loaner MPS pump head and disposables, for use on cardiac missions.
The introduction of Quest MPS cardioplegia to a developing cardiac program is a great opportunity to display current technology without the need for complicated and expensive pharmaceuticals.
Contact Ken Jones at for more information.


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