PLAINSBORO, N.J., Feb. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART – News) announced today that it has donated over $300,000 worth of Jarit ® and Miltex ® surgical instruments to Direct Relief International, a non-profit, non-sectarian humanitarian assistance organization, for their relief efforts in Haiti.
Surgical instruments are one of the most critically needed items at this time. These instruments are truly saving lives in Haiti, in everything from allowing basic suturing of lacerations to the life threatening surgical interventions related to trauma,â said Dan Smith, M.A., Direct Reliefâs Senior Program Officer for Latin America.
Direct Relief has supplied over $6 million in specifically requested medical material aid to partners in Haiti responding to the earthquake, and over $50 million since 2000.
Source: Integra LifeSciences
About Direct Relief International
Founded in 1948, Direct Relief is a Santa Barbara, California-based nonprofit organization focused on improving quality of life by bringing critically needed medicines and supplies to local healthcare providers worldwide. Direct Relief has provided more than $1 billion in privately funded humanitarian aid since 2000, including more than $150 million in assistance in the United States. It has earned a fundraising efficiency score of 99 percent or better from Forbes for the past eight years, and is ranked by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as Californiaâs largest international nonprofit organization based on private support. For more information, please visitwww.DirectRelief.org.
About Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, a world leader in regenerative medicine, is a global medical device company dedicated to improving the quality of life for millions of patients every year. The companyâs products are used primarily in orthopedics, neurosurgery and general surgery. Headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Integra has research and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information visit www.integra-ls.com.Â Â