Detroit’s World Medical Relief Makes Big Plans for 2016 Expansion

Source: Crain’s Detroit

World Medical Relief, a Detroit nonprofit that has been supplying NGOs with medical equipment since 1953, has an updated facility and major plans for new projects next year, reports Crain’s Detroit. For its first project in January, the organization plans to renovate part of its building to convert into a biotechnology laboratory and additional warehouse space.

For its second venture–its “most ambitious yet,” writes Crain’s–World Medical Relief wants to launch a pacemaker reuse program to donate used pacemakers to patients in developing countries. For this initiative, WMR would partner with the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, which has already collected over 9,000 still-viable pacemakers through its “My Heart Your Heart” program.

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