On May 4, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) presented Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald with a commemorative medical transfer board to mark a larger commitment to support paralyzed veterans in the U.S. This commitment involves donating 250 medical transfer boards: 10 to each of the 25 Department of Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Centers across the country.
The boards were funded by a donation from Leidos, and will feature the PVA logo, as well as the names of each branch of military service.
“Leidos is committed to supporting our veterans, and it is an honor to do so in such a way that will make a positive impact on the quality of care and services they receive at VA Centers across the country, and through the Paralyzed Veterans of America,” said Leidos Executive Vice President, Michael Leiter.
Medical transfer boards are especially important to paralyzed veterans, who – especially early after a serious injury – need to be moved swiftly and easily between points of care and recovery. Read more about the donation and the ceremony here: http://bit.ly/1L4iUvK. To view photos of the ceremony, and yesterday’s presentation, go to www.flickr.com/paralyzedveterans