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Surplus medical supplies head from Louisville to Kenya

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of pounds of much-needed medical supplies will soon be on their way to a clinic in Africa.  Volunteers from the organization Supplies Over Seas loaded the equipment onto trucks for shipment.

Supplies Over Seas gathers surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals across the state and redistributes them to Third World countries.

The shipment is going to a clinic in Kenya which was founded by Louisville's acclaimed marathon runner Wesley Korir.  What would have gone to a landfill in this country will literally save lives in another.

As Kevin Orr, Supplies Over Seas President & CEO explains, "If you have clean gloves, sterile gloves, sterile equipment, sutures, whatever it happens to be, it really does make a difference for these people. They don't have access to good medical care. They don't have access to this kind of equipment."

The shipment was being paid for by Louisville attorney Tom Conway, the father of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.  The supplies will arrive in Kenya in late March.

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