Pictured in the photo accompanying this post is American Red Cross Regional Executive Lee Feliciano in Puerto Rico. Lee is surrounded by communications and IT equipment, delivered by FedEx through donated shipping services provided year-round. The equipment pictured was used by the Red Cross in their relief response to the earthquakes earlier this year.
For many years FedEx has provided donated shipping services to the Red Cross to help transport various items including communications and IT equipment in preparation for and in response to disasters.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in early January 2020, organizations have stepped up to support first responders and health professionals, remove barriers to health care, and provide products and services to employees, customers, and others who need them most. Among them on the frontlines, FedEx has responded to the call for social responsibility in the time of need.
Five Hundred children die each day in road traffic crashes around the world. Tens of thousands more are injured on a daily basis. The International Road Assessment Program (iRAP), with the help of FedEx, is looking to dramatically cut those numbers with a revolutionary app that assesses the road safety near schools.
That’s what went through Shawn Yarbro’s head when his wife, a nurse, told him about the need at hospitals for something called an intubation box. It’s a shield of sorts, for protecting healthcare workers from infection while performing the process of intubating a patient.
A high percentage of COVID-19 patients require this procedure in order to clear their airway so they can breathe. And it’s a pretty risky process, exposing hospital staff to a risk of infection.
With wider-spread coronavirus testing needed in cities and states across the country preparing to peak, Jami Clark — a FedEx Express Global Operations Control specialist, C-17 pilot and member of the Tennessee Air National Guard — took to the skies to pilot a joint overseas mission with the U.S. Armed Forces, transporting nearly one million test swabs from Italy in under 80 hours.
Collaborating with the Federal Government, DuPont, Medline Industries, Inc. and other PPE Supply Companies to Move Critical Supplies
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has announced the delivery of its first shipments as a part of Project Airbridge, a public-private partnership managed by the federal government.
To manage the distribution of their current available blood supply, Red Cross is using FedEx Priority Alert service in conjunction with their in-kind account.
In just one day last month, they were able to use the account to send out several hundreds of units of blood which has the potential to save thousands of lives. The Red Cross is using their additional access to maintain a sufficient supply of blood products for patients nationwide, whenever and wherever it is needed most.
When Richard Smith, FedEx Express Regional President and Executive Vice President, U.S. Domestic and U.S. International, received a request from Ron Redwing, President and CEO of Redwing Group, LLC., for a temperature-controlled truck to transport lunches for students in Memphis, he called on FedEx Custom Critical to find a solution.
International Medical Corps and Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital partner to prepare for COVID-19 surge
LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/—As part of its global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, International Medical Corps has deployed two medical shelters and equipment to Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), which serves an area of high medical need in South Los Angeles.