How To Help Healthcare Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic
March 20, 2020
The health care workers in America that are on the front lines fighting the coronavirus deserve so much more than just a paycheck. They deserve a whole lot of gratitude and much more. If you’re feeling the desire to give back to the medical professionals, here are some things you can do to show appreciation.
- Don't buy up unnecessary supplies.The hashtag #GetMePPE started trending because health care workers took to Twitter to beg to get more personal protective equipment like masks, respirators, and goggles. They’re experiencing a shortage of these vital items because people are panic buying them.So stay inside and stop using up all these good people’s masks, please!
- Donate to charities that support hospitals.Times are tough right now but if you have some cash to spare you could donate to an organization like theCenter for Disaster Philanthropy. They’ve created a COVID-19 Response Fund to support those affected by coronavirus and first responders as well.Direct Reliefis another great option. They’re helping to provide essential medical items and protective equipment to health care workers during this crisis.
- Donate Blood. Dr. Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, is worried that there may be a potential blood shortage in the future, so give if you can. Dr. Adams says “social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement." You can make your appointment online through theRed Cross.
Find more ways to give back to the nurses, doctors, and other health care works that are risking so muchHERE.