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Medical Bridges to help us maintain a high level of service to communities abroad. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help in different areas of our operation.

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A Houston company is exploring such opportunities as a partnership with the nonprofit Medical Bridges to create a medical building in Guatemala.

The Houston Chronicle's November 22, 2017 story, "Houston proves to be a most generous city!", includes the Charity Navigator list of Houston's Top Ten Charities, on which Medical Bridges is third.

Medical Bridges continues to help those affected by the devastion of Hurricane Harvey.

July 19, 2017 marked Medical Bridges' 20th anniversary, and the kickoff of a year of celebration. We are grateful for the support of our donors, volunteers, board members and partners throughout the world! Since 1997, Medical Bridges has delivered roughly $90 million in medical supplies and equipment to more than 85 countries on five continents. And, each year thousands of cubic feet of usable medical surplus have been diverted from ending up in landfills.

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Your online shopping can deliver hope in the form of medical supplies and equipment! Help save lives when you shop online with AmazonSmile. There is no cost to you and all products qualify. Simply select Medical Bridges as the nonprofit to receive the donation from Amazon of 0.5%. Happy shopping and giving with www.smile.amazon.com. Thank you!

Seton Medical Center Hays cares for patients in South Travis, Hays, and Caldwell Counties. As the largest medical campus in Hays County, Seton's wealth of resources come with a surplus — a surplus that is being put to good use thanks to their generous donation to Medical Bridges.

Since the last hostilities in Gaza in 2014, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) has started to exert hard efforts to provide assistance to people and children in Gaza who already grow up in a dismaying socioeconomic and poverty context.
Congruent with HHRD's humanitarian objective focused on mitigating the effects of emergencies in Gaza, HHRD delivered many cargoes as In-Kind Gifts of medical items to Jordanian Field Hospital in Gaza through Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO).

Part of Medical Bridges' success depends greatly on the partnerships it creates with other organizations whose missions align closely with or parallel its own. Recently, one such organization, Texas Children's Global Health Initiative (TCGHI), invited Medical Bridges to personally meet some of its doctors and support staff and tour its offices to better learn about its mission and goals. Texas Children's Global Health partners on various programs and initiatives, one of which is the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children's Hospital (BIPAI).

A group of 12 University of Missouri students took a break from the snow in their home state to visit Houston in January, including a stop at Medical Bridges to volunteer, guided by a primary principle to "Serve, Don't Help."

The students represented Mizzou Alternative Breaks, which sends groups on trips around the U.S. over weekend and seasonal school breaks to "selflessly and humbly serve a community by doing service that they ask of us," according to its website. They were told to head South on their winter break, and the students - all health majors who didn't know each other before they loaded into two cars to drive to Houston -- chose this city to visit on their health-focused trip because of its Medical Center and many hospitals.

A doctor from Baylor College of Medicine hand-carried medical supplies to a Lesbos, Greece refugee clinic and reported back to Medical Bridges, saying the clinic was "a scene out of the TV show M.A.S.H."

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