Oct 15: Global Links 20th Anniversary celebration

Join Global Links in commemorating 20 years of sharing surplus, saving lives. IMAGINE going to the hospital and being unable to receive treatment because basic materials-bandages, needles, suture, syringes, blood pressure units-are unavailable. In the United States this situation is unthinkable. However, in many developing countries this happens every day. People around the world are literally dying for lack of even the most basic medical supplies.

At the same time, every year U.S. hospitals throw away an estimated 2,000 tons of unused surgical supplies worth over $200 million. This still useful material often ends up being landfilled or incinerated—needlessly adding to the pollution problem and the cost of healthcare in the United States.

Global Links is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that recovers surplus medical materials from U.S. hospitals and makes it available to hospitals that serve the poorest members of society in less developed countries.

Because poorly planned donations can be worse than no aid at all, each donation is carefully tailored to meet the needs of the recipient institution. Dedicated volunteers help Global Links to maintain high quality standards and low costs. Global Links spends less than 3% on overhead costs.

Tickets: $75 per person* Click to reserve tickets via our online donation form. Please note the number of tickets you need in the comment field. Or call Sarah Ubinger at (412) 361-3424 ext. 214 by October 8, 2009.

Your support provides health and hope for the people we serve. Please consider taking that next step with an additional donation of $20 or more.

*$57.00 of your ticket cost is tax deductible.

Read our special anniversary newsletter. (202 KB)PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE LITERALLY DYING FOR WHAT

6-9 p.m. at Roberto Clemente Museum at Engine House 25: 3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15201. Business attire. Free on- and off-street parking available. For directions, click here.

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