2015 - Quarter 1
Outcomes & Impact...
  • 4,817 Lives Impacted
  • 16 Completed Medical Missions
  • 2,184 Individuals Screened for CKD
  • 62 DaVita Kidney Care Teammate Volunteers
  • 32 DaVita HealthCare Partners Teammate Volunteers
Bridge of Life had an amazing month of medical missions!
We launched our first mission partnership with Project Vietnam, providing primary care services (including medical and vision care and screenings for diabetes and anemia) to over 2,500 patients during a two-week time period. 70 children also received cleft lip/palate corrective operations, and 814 children were given dental treatments and educated on oral hygiene.
With the help of a significant donation of product from GOJO Purell, we piloted a hand hygiene program in Haiti that will have a profound impact on infection control at three medical facilities. The first location for the pilot was GHESKIO Centers in Port-au-Prince, which was the first institution in the world dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Today, GHESKIO treats more than 100,000 patients each year for numerous communicable diseases.
For World Kidney Day, we provided a chronic kidney disease screening event in Guatemala on March 12. A total of 8 DaVita teammates volunteered for this mission, and an overall 394 lives were impacted! 191 attendees received creatinine screenings, 25 of whom were children between the ages of 5 and 17. This mission made a profound difference on our prevention and education impact area in regards to both lives touched and teammates engaged!

Click here to check out our video on our recent Belize telehealth program!

Bridge of Life invites you to participate in our 2015 "Throw a Lifesaver" fundraiser campaign and host an event at your clinic, center or business office. Choose from a variety of suggested fundraising ideas OR create your own unique fundraiser!


You can select any date within the time frame below to host your fundraiser.  We will provide you with the necessary ideas, tools and resources to support your event.  Feel free to be as creative as you see fit!  Whether it's a car wash, an office auction, a Village Green recycling program, or a photo contest, we'll help you make it happen!

  • When: June 1st thru July 31st
  • Where: In your community
  • Fundraising Goal: $1,000 per kidney care clinic or HCP center (business offices are welcome too!)
  • For every $25 raised, Bridge of Life will provide one lifesaving CKD screening, dialysis treatment or primary care service

Select to raise funds for Bridge of Life or from the following: (click here for more information on our impact areas):

  • Kidney Care Impact Area
  • Primary Care Impact Area
  • Prevention & Education Impact Area
  • Medical Camps for Kids Impact Area
ALL participants are welcome, including people outside of DaVita HealthCare Partners!

For more information on how to sign up, host an event, collect funds, and register your event as a Village Service Day, please contact donations@davitavillagetrust.org or call 303-876-6631.


Stories From the Field

V olunteer Liem Huynh with the little girl who received his blood transfusion

Sah Tiemula Dieudonne (pictured far left) with fellow staff as Brian Fitzgerald (pictured far right), explains a new telehealth iPad with the MeU application
When DaVita HealthCare Partners volunteer, Liem Huynh, heard about a little girl in desperate need of a blood transfusion during our recent medical mission to Vietnam, he didn't hesitate to offer his own blood for the procedure.

"It wasn't a question of yes or no to me at this point, but, rather, when can we get this done.  For me, it was the sooner, the better."

Thanks to Liem's blood donation and additional funds contributed by Project Vietnam, this little girl is surviving and will receive follow-up surgery as part of her treatment sponsorship!


"The joy of these patients and their good health is the only satisfaction I have that nothing else can possibly repay in this world. I left Cameroon to come help these patients, and Bridge of Life can help me in accomplishing this mission... If we can't perform a miracle, we can contribute to the miracle process by the little things that we do."


-- Sah Tiemula Dieudonne, Nurse at La Loma Luz Adventist Hospital, one of the locations where Bridge of Life piloted the telehealth program in Belize 



Click here to view more Mission Accomplished stories on our website!

Upcoming CKD Screenings

June 6 in Chicago, IL
?Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
McKinley Park Fieldhouse 
2210 W. Pershing Rd.

June 22 - July 6 in Vietnam
In partnership with Project Vietnam
In conjunction with primary care mission
July 11 in Grand Rapids, MI
ECD Community Day Extravaganza
City of Pentecost Church
2286 Ball Ave. N.E.

September 12 in San Diego
?Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Chicano Park-Barrio Logan
Between National and Logan Avenues

September 12 in Dallas, TX
?Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!
The Concilio
Kiest Park Recreation Center
3080 S. Hampton Rd.

Upcoming Medical Missions

June 22 - July 6 in Vietnam
Primary care medical mission

July 12 - 18 in Haiti
Primary care medical mission

August 8 - 16 in Dominican Republic
Primary care medical mission

Don't forget to recycle your old cell phones (and HELP SAVE LIVES) with Cellular Recycler!
Each phone is worth about $7 or more -- 150 phones can produce over $1,000, and proceeds benefit Bridge of Life!   Click here for more information on cell phone recycling.

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