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U of U medical students volunteer to collect PPE for heathcare workers

Personal Protection Equipment donation drive
Posted at 12:13 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 19:52:12-04

SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah medical students are volunteering their time to set up booths to collect personal protective equipment for Utah healthcare workers.

At a donation drive Friday, the students gathered things like masks -- n95 or not -- along with gloves, hand sanitizer, gowns and face shields.

Friday's event is just the first of many organized events that will be taking place with the goal of bringing these donation centers to a community near you.

We spoke with the University about the difference that donations like this make to them.

"Honestly many of these donations have brought me to tears," said Tad Morley, Executive Director of Network Development at Digital Health. "The goodness of people is absolutely extraordinary and we are so grateful."

Everyone who took part in the drive received a white ribbon for donating and to show that they are supporting Utah healthcare workers.

The students will be set up from Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take donations.

They'll be back next weekend, and have also set up a donation drive at West High School.

Here's a flier with more information about the drives and full list of locations:

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