September 22, 2008

7,000 Tons of Usable Medical Materials Discarded Daily in the U.S.

According to the Clinton Global Initiative, over 7,000 tons of usable medical materials and supplies are discarded every day in American hospitals and clinics. Most of these items are outright incinerated or deposited in land-fill.

The global impact of donating your medical textbooks will be immediate and lasting. The effect of change will be significant. The scope includes advancing medical education; improving health care; extending the productive life of a product made by cutting trees; and reducing the pressures on our land fill sites and the pollution from incinerators. Don't throw away knowledge. Pass it on to your medical colleagues! Make a global difference!

Current textbooks in the health sciences fields of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, and physical therapy are needed, as well as anatomy and basic science books. Textbooks need to be new or gently used, contain current information, and published after 2001. For more information, please visit the
OML Website

September 16, 2008

Medical Author Donates 1,100 Copies to OML

Kudos to Harry Rosen, M.D., who recently donated 1,000 residual copies of the first edition of The Consult Manual of Internal Medicine. It is a handbook of Internal Medicine, published in 2006. At Dr. Rosen's expense, these books will be sent to medical schools in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the medical staff at Isabel Province in the Solomon Islands.

For more information, visit the
MedConsult Publishing Website

September 1, 2008

OML Launches Website with Donation Procedures

Thank you for your interest in Operation Medical Libraries. There is a tremendous need for initial and continuing education materials for all of the health sciences. Your book and/or journal donations will help fill the education gap and be greatly appreciated by Afghan and Iraqi students and professionals.

All the information you need to participate in this project, such as the who, what, where, and how procedures, is on the
Operation Medical Libraries Website

If you have follow up questions, please call 310-794-4025 and leave your name and phone number on the voicemail. Please speak slowly and clearly, so the information can be retrieved accurately. It is helpful if you state your phone number twice. If you prefer email, you can email me at

If your organization, medical university, or library is considering sponsoring an OML book drive, please email me. I can email you the OML logo for your PR and marketing, as well as match your institution up with a particular medical facility in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Thank you for being part of the solution and being a blessing to people you will never meet.

With appreciation,
Valerie Walker
OML Founder