an operating room in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal

On behalf of its 153,000 members, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts in Nepal following the catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on April 25.

“Our deepest condolences go to all those who were affected by the earthquake in Nepal. The images of extraordinary devastation we have seen are heartbreaking,” said ASRT President William J. Brennan Jr., M.A., R.T.(R)(CT), CIIP.

In addition to the immediate donation, the society also matched collected individual donations from its membership.

The matching funds will go to RAD-AID International, which is assembling a team of radiologic technologists and radiologists to travel to Nepal to provide medical imaging support. The ASRT Foundation will fund two technologists, and the team will work in Nepal’s Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to care for injured patients, improve trauma radiology processes, assess imaging equipment damage, and support reconstruction plans.

“A tragedy of this size requires financial and personnel support,” said Brennan. “Through our Red Cross donation, the Foundation’s matching funds program, and its work with RAD-AID, we’re committed to making sure that we’re part of international relief efforts at this critical time.”

For more information, visit ASRT.

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