UCI Med Students Step up to Help Collect Masks and PPE

If doctors need it, medical students like UC Irvine School of Medicine’s Jaspal Bassi hope to get their hands on it through a collection drive going on nearly all week. “Everything from masks, face shields, gloves, disposable gowns, N95s, everything,” Bassi said. … If you want to donate, the students have set up bins where you can drive up and drop off – or carry it over – and drop the donations in the bins. While some hospitals are experiencing shortages of personal protective equipment, Bassi says, “We’re not really experiencing shortages here at UCI yet, but we want to prevent that from actually happening.” This was also confirmed by UCI Health. … To help, is the reason Bassi decided to become a doctor.