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MATC donates protective medical gear to 6 area health care facilities

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is doing its part to help out local hospitals in need of personal protective equipment. 

Monday, March. 30, MATC dropped off supplies at Children's Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. Altogether, the school donated equipment to six local health care facilities in Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties. 

Supplies included items like masks, gowns, hand sanitizer, and goggles. Six ventilators and one BiPap machine were already loaned out. 

MATC officials estimated between the supplies and loaned out equipment, it's about $272,000. 

Those who dropped off the supplies described the reaction from health care workers who received everything. 

"The health care providers that we met at the front door were very grateful and very thankful for these donations an we’re just very pleased to be able to donate these items to help save lives,” Dr. Kelly Dries, Dean of Healthcare Services Pathway.

MATC is also looking at its capabilities of making items like masks using 3-D printers and hope to make more donations in the future. 

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