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ASRT Donates $5,000 for Nepal Disaster Relief

May 04, 2015

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts in Nepal following the catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on April 25. The donation is on behalf of the ASRT’s 153,000 members.

“Our deepest condolences go to all those who were affected by the earthquake in Nepal. The images of extraordinary devastation we have seen are heartbreaking,” said ASRT President William J. Brennan Jr., M.A., R.T.(R)(CT), CIIP.

In addition to the immediate donation, ASRT members can make individual contributions to the disaster relief efforts through the ASRT Foundation’s Disaster Relief Matching Program. The ASRT will match collected donations up to $5,000 through May 8.

The matching funds will go to RAD-AID International, which is assembling a team of radiologic technologists and radiologists to travel to Nepal in May to provide medical imaging support. The ASRT Foundation will fund two technologists, and the team will work in Nepal’s Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to care for injured patients, improve trauma radiology processes, assess imaging equipment damage and support reconstruction plans.

“A tragedy of this size requires financial and personnel support,” said Brennan. “Through our Red Cross donation, the Foundation’s matching funds program and its work with RAD-AID, we’re committed to making sure that we’re part of international relief efforts at this critical time.”

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