The Ghana Bandage Project

The purpose of the Ghana Bandage Project is to send sheets torn into bandages to the Baptist Medical Centre in Ghana, West Africa. Bandages are used as dressings in surgery and on the wards.

The bandages must be rolled!

 

Instructions for rolling bandages:

ITEMS NEEDED:

 

  • CLEAN COTTON SHEETS (OK TO USE POLY/COTTON)

  • MASKING TAPE (ONLY! NO OTHER TYPE OF TAPE!)

  • RULERS/SCISSORS

  • LARGE DIAMETER STRAWS (OPTIONAL)

USE ONLY COTTON OR COTTON/POLY, AS OTHER MATERIALS MAY MELT IN STERILIZER
USE ONLY MASKING TAPE-OTHER TAPES WILL MELT

 

  1. CUT ALL EDGES OFF ALL 4 SIDES OF SHEETS FITTED SHEETS-CUT ALL SEAMS OUT- YOU CAN CUT SHORTER PIECES OFF AND USE ALSO

  2. USE RULER TO MEASURE AND CUT LENGTHWISE EITHER 3” OR 4” STRIPS-USE LIKE SIZES TO MAKE ROLLS-BE SURE TO CUT OR TEAR IN A STRAIGHT LINE

  3. USE STRAW IF WANTED TO START ROLLING FIRST STRIP

  4. ADD 2 ND STRIP; DO NOT TAPE; USE TAPE ONLY AT THE LAST STRIP, HOLDING ROLL TOGETHER

  5. CONTINUE ADDING STRIPS, UP TO 4-5 TOTAL DO NOT TWIST STRIPS, ROLL TIGHTLY

  6. MAKE TAB AT ONE END OF TAPE, LOOK AT IT, SO THAT IT WILL REMOVE EASILY IN GHANA! GLOVES ARE WORN WHILE USING THE ROLLS IN GHANA

  7. REMOVE STRINGS AS YOU CUT/TEAR, WHILE ROLLING, AND AFTER IF THERE ARE SOME AFTER YOU FINISH


PRAY THAT THESE WILL HELP HEAL THOSE IN NEED

You can call, text, or email the following people about where to send bandages:

 

Cindy Shumpert   cell #: 770-324-7401  email: cindyshumpert@live.com

 

Or

 

Teresa Clark Fowler   email address: teclarkmdpc@att.net

We thank you in advance for bestowing blessings on BMC!!