Medical Students for Masks

  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Status
  • Age Level
    19 to 25 Years
    26 and Over

The Problem

Due to massive shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Philadelphia during the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare professionals are being told that they have to reuse single-use PPE, use makeshift protection (like bandannas instead of approved PPE such as N95 masks), or even go into patients' rooms under-protected. We are a group of medical students who are collecting monetary donations to purchase this essential equipment for our Philadelphia healthcare workers so they can stay safe while they treat the sick (100% of our monetary donations go directly to purchasing PPE).

Our Plan

Our organization directly purchases and collects FDA approved PPE, and then distributes it to hospitals of Philadelphia, directly to the healthcare workers on the frontline.

Themes Addressed

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