So far this month, Hinders said they had collected more than 41,500 pairs of examination gloves, 30 pairs of lab goggles, 1,500 disposable lab gowns and 500 isolation-type face masks. Hinders said departments across UC’s campus continue to look for lab equipment suitable for donation.
UC associate professor Heather Norton found a couple unopened boxes of gloves she had in her anthropology lab. When she dropped them off to Hinders, she was surprised by what she found.
“I didn’t realize how much Jack had assembled. It was mind-boggling,” she said.
These days, her students aren’t spending time in their anthropology lab. Instead, they’re studying and filing assignments remotely.
“This is a weird time for everyone. We all want to help. This is a small way we felt we could contribute,” she said.
UC Health spokeswoman Amanda Nageleisen said the donations were welcome.
“We are grateful for all those across our UC family and within the community who are showing support for our medical professionals and patients during this time,” she said.
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