Dedicated to Helping People
I am Milan Mahesh, a biology major student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My passion and interest in medical recycling led me to develop a project that helps promote knowledge to increase rates of both medical device and equipment recycling. I volunteer and work with physicians and healthcare administrators to help with all forms of medical recycling.
My mission is to promote socially conscious healthcare with the goal of helping people and saving lives by recycling medical devices and equipment and providing them to low-income individuals both locally and worldwide.
I have been actively involved in medical recycling from early 2016 and have personally collected over 140 devices from various funeral homes and crematoriums to donate to poor patients all around the world.
As medical science advances, opportunities to save lives increase with newer devices, technologies and procedures keeps increasing. People with heart problems do not need heart transplants- devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can help. However, these technologies are expensive and often restricted to the developed countries leaving a significant chunk of the world population without access to these benefits. These devices can be RE-USED.
We live in a world where one can easily get anything pre-owned. Even phones and laptops in good condition can be got USED or REFURBISHED. Similarly, devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can be REUSED to SAVE A LIFE, when one dies. THE MAIN DIFFERENCE- they are NOT SOLD but DONATED.
People often want to help someone in need - even after they die. Organ donation is a noble thing but not everyone can be an organ donor. You can do something easier. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT RECYCLING is a simple way to help. Wheelchairs, canes, walkers, hospital beds, lift chairs, shower tubs, potty chairs and similar devices need not be trashed or thrown away in a basement/ garage. Prosthetic limbs too. All these can be cleaned, refurbished, certified by professionals- and then donated to people in need.
SOMEONE IN NEED, SOMEWHERE NEEDS YOUR HELP
Hi Milan –
Thanks for doing that research for me and I certainly will spread the word! I’m all for recycling everything we can and I salute the work you are doing. Thank you!
Best wishes for your success, - Fran
The web site is great. The mission Awesome!!! - Larry
I did a small Wikipedia write-up about reusabe pacemakers. Feel free to expand on the same.
You can help by making sure that the medical devices are not buried or destroyed- if this was the person’s best known wish before death. Please do not throw away any medical equipment- wheelchairs, canes, walkers etc. Someone who can use the recycled equipment is probably living near you.
You can help too. If you are interested in this mission, please consider donating a medical device or equipment for recycling to help people in need. Otherwise, please help spread the message. Please contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 484-664-8528
I can help guide you as to the best way to recycle medical devices and equipment in your area. Please contact me by email at email@example.com
or by phone at 484-664-8528
I want to sincerely thank Dr. Daniel Mascarenhas for inspiring me and being my mentor. His help and support both for me personally and to people around the world have been invaluable. I also would like to thank and acknowledge Mr. Frank Hyland for his vision and the incredible job that he is doing to help underprivileged people both locally and overseas.