Absolute Medical Equipment’s Ashley Herschman would like to think that in any militant or terrorist bombing situation that has occurred around the world, perhaps one of the many defibrillators he’s donated helped save the life of an innocent civilian.
Occasionally, he will hear back from a nonprofit with a real-life example of how one of his medical devices helped save a life. That brings Herschman a lot of joy.
“Rather than handing over a signed check, I’m much happier giving away medical devices that directly impact people who find themselves in life-and-death situations,” the new and used medical equipment provider’s co-owner said recently.
For the past 10 years, Absolute Medical’s philanthropic efforts have included loaning or donating tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of defibrillators and other life-saving medical devices (e.g. surgical centers, ultrasounds and anesthesia monitors).
Nonprofits and other volunteer-based organizations in Africa, Ethiopia, Haiti, Israel, India, the British Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic received Herschman’s medical equipment.
Absolute Medical also regularly aids the Magen David Adom — Israel’s national emergency, disaster and ambulance service — which is officially recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Generally speaking, Herschman likes to focus on nonprofits in third-world countries and those aiding disaster relief efforts. Absolute Medical provided medical equipment to Haiti in the wake of their devastating 2010 earthquake.
If devices like defibrillators aren’t donated, equipment is loaned free-of-cost to nonprofits. For Herschman, it’s about supporting a global effort to provide medical professionals with access to necessary life-saving equipment in underdeveloped areas.
“It’s the best thing in the world,” he said.
Absolute Medical provides medical equipment to hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and imaging centers. If you have any questions regarding services or available equipment, like defibrillators, please contact us at 1-888-267-2966 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday).