Z-MEDICA Donates $1.5 Million in QuikClot® Hemostatic Gauze Dressing Products to AmeriCares
Z-Medica Donates $1.5 Million in QuikClot® Hemostatic Gauze Dressing Products to AmeriCares
WALLINGFORD, CT, December 8, 2011 – Z-Medica Corporation, a medical device company which develops and distributes innovative hemostatic agents, announced that it has donated $1.5 million in QuikClot® the company’s life-saving hemostatic agents, to AmeriCares, a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization. The QuikClot products will be used by AmeriCares for disaster relief efforts as well as its ongoing health programs around the globe, helping to prevent loss of life and limb. Z-Medica had previously donated $150,000 of its QuikClot products to AmeriCares for use in Haiti following the earthquake there in 2010.
“We had great success providing QuikClot for use in Haiti following the earthquake and for other relief efforts and we are grateful that Z-Medica has responded to our request for an additional donation of this life-saving tool,” said Dr. Frank J. Bia, AmeriCares Medical Director. “QuikClot is now a standard part of our response efforts and we make sure it is part of our aid deliveries for disasters and our ongoing partnerships.”
QuikClot is an ideal product for use in the field, including disaster relief areas or by first responders, due to its ease-of-use and ability to achieve hemostasis in as little as three minutes. The United States Department of Defense currently uses QuickClot Combat Gauze™ as the official first-line hemostatic treatment for traumatic bleeding in all branches of the United States military. QuikClot is also regularly used by first-responders and medical professionals in the field and in hospital clinical environments such as the cardiac catheterization laboratory, interventional radiology, the emergency room and virtually anywhere else where bleeding needs to be controlled.
“AmeriCares is an extremely professional and efficient organization and we have the highest confidence that they will save many lives with this donation,” said Brian Herrman, Chief Executive Officer, Z-Medica. “Every US soldier, marine, and airman carries QuikClot at all times, which has saved many lives. Our mission at Z-Medica, therefore, is to ensure that all medical professionals and first responders everywhere have access to QuikClot, in both disaster areas, as well as in day-to-day situations such as hospital trauma units, emergency rooms and the cardiac catheterization labs.”
Z-Medica Corporation is a medical device company developing innovative hemostatic agents. The company manufactures and markets its QuikClot® family of products for hemostasis for use by healthcare professionals, first responders, law enforcement officers and the military. QuikClot products rapidly enhance the body’s natural coagulation process, helping to achieve hemostasis rapidly. Z-Medica’s QuikClot Combat Gauze™ product was chosen by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) as the United States Military’s sole source supplier for first-line hemostatic treatment, based on tests conducted by the Naval Medical Research Center and the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research. It continues to be the exclusive product used by all US Military Forces for first line treatment of bleeding hemorrhage. QuikClot products are also widely used by first responders, in hospital emergency rooms, interventional cardiology and radiology laboratories and other healthcare environments where bleeding requires fast and effective control. Z-Medica is a privately-held company based in Wallingford, CT. More information about Z-Medica Corporation is available at www.z-medica.com.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization, which delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $10 billion in humanitarian aid to 164 countries. For more information, visit www.AmeriCares.org.