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Researchers, Schools Answer the Call for Personal Protective Equipment and Critical Supplies

Penn Nursing doing its part by donating face masks, boxes of gloves, N95 masks, isolation gowns, surgical gowns, eye shields, caps, anesthesia machines, and a ventilator to the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, there is a growing need for equipment to help ensure the safety of patients while also protecting health care personnel. 

Among those answering the call are labs and schools across campus. Penn researchers have donated thousands of N95 masks, hundreds of boxes of gloves, protective clothing and surgical gowns, and even spare respirators and ventilators. The supplies will be used across the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Penn Medicine’s six-hospital health system of nearly 3,100 beds that will likely take on a large proportion of patients with COVID-19 across the region.  

This is an excerpt from an article that was first published on Penn Today. Click here to read the full article.