Urgent need for RN volunteers in Haiti
From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
January/February 2010 Edition
The MNA is encouraging more RNs from Massachusetts nurses to join in the disaster relief effort in Haiti through the National Nurses Union’s Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN).
“More than 8,300 registered nurses, including 300 from Massachusetts, have already signed up to go to Haiti,” said Donna Kelly-Williams, MNA president. “More nurses are needed, though. Even more important, money is needed for travel expenses and supplies.”
On-line donation opportunities include:
- RN Response Network’s fund to send nurses to Haiti: sendanurse.org.
- Partners in Health: pih.org
- Doctors Without Borders: doctorswithoutborders.com
- OxfamAmerica: oxfam.org
Nurses can volunteer on line at mnarn.org and follow the link under News & Events or by calling the RNRN hotline, 800.578.8225. There is also a link to the MNA’s emergency preparedness volunteer site where you can sign up for direct communication from the MNA on this and other disasters. Contact Mary Crotty at email@example.com for details.
All RNs will need to have a valid passport. They also must have or be able to quickly get typhoid and hepititals A and B vaccinations as well as malaria pills.