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[fr]Keir Surgical Donates Instruments in Guatemala – Tuesday, May 20 2014

February 2014 – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, – Keir Surgical Ltd. has donated instruments to Partner for Surgery, a nonprofit group that covers the costs of treatments, transportation, follow-up treatments and medications for disadvantaged people in Guatemala. In an effort to provide surgical procedures to some of Guatemala’s poorest people, a dedicated group of doctors and nurses from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, joined Partner for
Surgery in Guatemala for a five-day surgical mission.

Surgeon, Dr. Elwood MacMullin, highlighted the importance of partnering with Partner for Surgery: “A lot of these people couldn’t work without this surgery,” explained MacMullin, “and if they couldn’t work, they wouldn’t eat. Sometimes people (in Guatemala) go into debt for a lifetime to pay for medical services. Because it’s so expensive, a lot of people wait a long time before seeing a doctor.”

Plans are underway for a return trip to Guatemala in February 2015. The volunteer team will be fundraising over the next few months, accepting cash donations, surgical instrumentation and medical supplies. To donate to this cause or to learn more about the next volunteer mission please email Kim Cullen at cullenk@cbdha.nshealth.ca.

About Partner for Surgery

Partner for Surgery is U.S.-based non-profit organization that connects people in remote communities of Guatemala in need of surgery with international surgical volunteer teams. Since 2001, Partner for Surgery has promoted the goals of improving health, empowering communities, and reducing poverty in rural regions in Guatemala.

About Keir Surgical Ltd.

Keir Surgical Ltd. is a Canadian owned and operated surgical products company dedicated to providing its customers with quality products and service. For over 90 years, Keir Surgical has been supplying Canadian hospitals with high-quality surgical instruments, headlights and light sources, sterilization containers and trays, and sterile processing supplies.

Contact
Patrick Haney, President
Keir Surgical Ltd.
Tel: 604.261.9596 ext. 223

Email: patmhaney@keirsurgical.com