#131 Duke Pathology Unites to Fight Shortage of PPEs

Duke’s Department of Pathology Unites to Fight the Shortage of PPEs

The severe shortage of PPEs in the US threatens the safety of our frontline healthcare workers who are caring for patients infected with COVID-19.  As this crisis unfolds, the Department of Pathology at Duke has mobilized to fight this shortage. So far, Dr. Jiaoti Huang, Chair of Pathology, has received close to 100,000 face masks and other PPEs donated by local Chinese-American families as well as by colleagues in China. Every day, dozens of packages arrive via hard-working Fed-Ex, UPS and DHL drivers. We and our staff members have been sorting through these precious packages and sending them to our clinical colleagues fighting the pandemic on the front lines