April 09, 2020

Kingsborough CC lab techs donate much-needed protective gear

Author: Sylvia Saunders
Source:  NYSUT Communications
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Bellevue Hospital ICU nurse Steven Trust, an adjunct instructor at Kingsborough, delivered much needed donations of personal protective gear. Photo provided.
Caption: Steven Trust, adjunct lecturer at KCC and an ICU RN at NYC Health and Hospitals Bellevue, personally delivered the much-needed supplies. Photo provided.

With protective gear running low for front-line health care workers, Kingsborough Community College lab technicians donated hundreds of pairs of gloves, goggles, lab coats and hospital grade disinfectants and hand washes for Bellevue Hospital workers.

Alicia Trust, a chief lab technician at Kingsborough's biology department, said both she and department chair Mary Dawson received a number of emails urgently asking for donations of any available protective gear. With state and New York City supply lines drying up, Trust and fellow chief lab techs John Acevedo, Eulalee Cambridge and Maria Norako, all union members of the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, dug through the microbiology and other labs that use personal protective equipment

“We even diverted a new delivery of gloves and alcohol,” Trust said.

Steven Trust, adjunct lecturer at KCC and an ICU RN at NYC Health and Hospitals Bellevue, personally delivered the much-needed supplies.

"Our prayers and good wishes go out to all those health care workers on the front line — and those of us who are suffering or lost someone to this horrible virus," Trust said.

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