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Emergency Medical Pack

Products

A ruggedized, specially designed pack, filled with medical supplies to help address community health needs in an emergency. Each pack contains supplies and equipment to meet a variety of prevalent disaster-related medical issues, including infection control, diagnostics, trauma care, and personal protection tools.

Purpose Built

Direct Relief designed the Emergency Medical Pack with input from emergency physicians and public health officials to better meet the demands of first responders, street medicine teams and other mobile healthcare providers working to care for vulnerable people. Learn More

Responding to World’s Biggest Crises

From the Rohingya Refugee Crisis to Hurricane Maria, Direct Relief’s Emergency Medical Backpacks have been used by first responders to treat patients, wherever they are.

First Responder Ready

Developed, designed, and field tested specifically for Medical Reserve Corps members, the packs ensure MRC volunteers have immediate access to appropriate, standardized gear when activated and deployed in emergencies.

The Highest Standards of Care

Direct Relief’s Medical Backpacks have been awarded by the Office of U.S. Surgeon General and formally adopted as the standard within the State of California by the Emergency Medical Services Authority.

What’s Inside?

Emergency Medical Packs – In The Field

A medic on the front lines of the war in Ukraine reviews the contents of Direct Relief’s emergency medical backpacks.

Giving is Good Medicine

You don’t have to donate. That’s why it’s so extraordinary if you do.

Active Emergencies

Ukraine

Ukraine Humanitarian Relief

Direct Relief is working directly with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and other partners in the region to provide requested medical aid to people caught in the crossfire and fleeing the crisis.

Pandemic

Covid-19 Relief

The organization is leveraging its global distribution infrastructure and financial resources to aid in the response, providing emergency medical resources across the U.S. and world.