For many at Merchants Bonding Company, the Blank Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has impacted their lives. Many associates have been touched by the NICU, whether it is through their own families or through extended family members and friends.
How Merchants Will Help
The Blank Children's Hospital NICU opened in 1972, and since then it has been leading the way in care for newborns. It has among the highest survival rates and lowest complication rates in hospitals around the world.
Running the NICU takes a vast amount of technology and equipment that must be kept updated. Buying new and improved equipment is extremely important, and Merchants has committed to raising money towards three possible items:
- A jet pulse ventilator, which costs $50,000
- A neonatal transporter, which costs $150,000
- A giraffe bed to warm critically ill infants, which costs $50,000