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PQMD Releases 2018 Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations
Members of Partnership for Quality Medical Donations Recommit to Safe and Effective Product Donations
Annapolis, Md. – June 25, 2018 – The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) today announced that their Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations have been updated and approved for 2018.
The PQMD Guidelines serve to provide a framework to guide and inform the medical product and device donation community on best practices and responsible strategies to assess and implement global donation programs. New to the guidelines for 2018 are several key changes in the definitions section of the document, critical in helping companies and organizations better understand the specifics of what defines donation protocol, among several similar points of clarification. The new guidelines also properly reflect the updated branding of PQMD, unveiled in January of 2018.
The 2018 edition of the PQMD Guidelines, approved by the PQMD Board of Directors, reflects the base of knowledge, experience and expectations of the membership for how medical product donations will be judged going forward. It is PQMD’s hope that other organizations will join PQMD member companies and non-governmental organizations in using these standards to guide their work in supplying donated medical products, addressing needs of partner organizations, institutions and governments, both in their own countries and globally.
“While our members represent a wide cross-sector of work as it relates to global access to healthcare and aid, the PQMD Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations are a constant presence in all of our work,” said PQMD Executive Director Elizabeth Ashbourne. “Be it at our annual global health forums, education forums, in our member disaster-response efforts, or our day-to-day efforts, the PQMD Guidelines are always part of the conversation.”
For more information on the PQMD Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations, and to access a copy of the 2018 edition, click here.
PQMD is a dynamic alliance and global network between nonprofit and corporate organizations leading in the development and championing of guidelines on quality for the donation policies and practices; delivering of urgent care in disaster situations, and delivering life-saving products and service to at-risk and chronically under-served populations. The organization’s beginnings go back to 1996, when an informal alliance of several non-governmental organizations (NGOs), pharmaceutical companies, and medical device firms joined together to develop guidance regarding medical donations. To learn more, visit www.pqmd.org.