CareFusion , a leading, global medical device company, today announced it will donate 100 CareFusion ventilators and 200 infusion pumps to aid in the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Haiti. Additionally, the company has purchased and will donate 100,000 bottles of silver dihydrogen citrate, a water purification product that can purify and make drinkable up to 20 million gallons of water.
CareFusion's donation is valued at approximately $3.1 million.
"Our customers have been very accommodating with their delivery schedules to enable us to divert ventilators and infusion pumps towards the relief efforts in Haiti," said David Schlotterbeck, chairman and CEO of CareFusion. "We are working now with non-profit agencies to ensure the products are in position to help as soon as possible in the relief effort."
The CareFusion LTV®( )1200 ventilator is a compact, easy-to-use, versatile ventilator designed to help patients breathe across a variety of settings ranging from transport to the emergency room to intensive care. The Alaris® infusion pumps are versatile, portable devices that help safely deliver medication dosages into a patient in a variety of care settings.
The silver dihydrogen citrate solution for water purification is developed by Pure Biosciences of El Cajon, Calif.
About CareFusion Corporation
CareFusion is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops market-leading technologies including Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA® and Pulmonetic Systems ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined™ services for infection surveillance, NeuroCare neurological monitoring and diagnostic products, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs more than 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.