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Kiwi Trust to Re-Use Pacemakers Launches

WORLD HEART DAY Sept 29- Kiwi Trust to Re-Use Pacemakers Launches

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Jude Mannion who launched and ran The Robin Hood Foundation New Zealand is now launching a world first health innovation as a charitable trust here - and she says it just could be the worlds 'smartest piece of recycling'

How else does something that's thrown in our dumps – get to save a life ?

Her charity, The Pacemaker Trust , will see pacemakers sterilised, tested and if still good, save someone’s life in a developing country . Recycled to save another life .

Currently in New Zealand used pacemakers are thrown into the landfill everyday. The main reason for this being is that they have to be removed prior to cremation and legally we don't allow reuse here .

Mannion is looking for a sponsor for this innovative the trust which hopes to retrieve pacemakers across Asia Pacific for reuse in developing countries.

"This is about as leading edge and innovative any charity could be, so I hope to hear from individuals or companies who believe that's what they stand for "she said

The Pacemaker Trust will send our used pacemakers for testing and sterilising to the University of Michigan who have spent the last 2 years working to send pacemakers to recipients in the Philippines, Pakistan, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nicaragua.

Mannion , who has successfully launched and run previous foundations here and internationally (Robin Hood Foundation NZ and The Mekong Club Hong Kong - anti-slavery ) says she has partnered with the University of Michigan to be the recipient of New Zealand and hopefully Australian and Asian Pacemakers.

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And it's not expensive . She has several fund-raising options already prepared to support any investment .

"Most people in developing countries cannot afford a pacemaker and yet we throw them in the dump. They save lives. " she said .Interested people should contact jude@goodgrace.co

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http://www.goodgrace.co/pacemaker-trust/ or
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