Jared organized a fundraiser and Gabe donated to the fundraiser, but he didn’t donate money, he donated an augmented reality system – basically, the most expensive piece of equipment Jared was raising money for.
This collaboration was born on-line when Jared Block from Carolinas Pathology Group in Charlotte, NC published a post about his fundraiser and Gabe Siegel from Augmentiqs read it and realized it was a match – a great contribution could be made to a place in need where solid collaboration has already been established.
The collaboration was established by Jared with the Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Since Jared’s visit in June 2019 as part of a program supported by the American Society of Hematology and Health Volunteers Overseas, the doctors in Dar es Salaam were supported not only with equipment bought with the fundraiser money but also with lectures, videos and case consultations (often over Whatsapp) provided by Jared.
The plan was to visit the Muhimnbili National Hospital again this July…Obviously, due to COVID-19, all our travel plans have changed drastically, but we are keeping our fingers crossed for the next visit whenever it will take place.
To read more about Jared’s fundraiser and to donate go to:
Help Doctors Treat Leukemia & Lymphoma in Tanzania
And to learn more about Gabe and Augmentiqs, listen to our previous podcast episode:
Digital pathology for microscope lovers. How Augmentiqs approaches digital pathology differently w/ Gabe Siegel.