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Why I love LMEDAC (even though most people can’t say it)

When doctors learn a new procedure or product, they train on plastic or computer simulators, and/or actual live patients (who often don’t realize it). This causes unnecessary harm and suffering, and surgical errors cost the NHS billions.

This of course wasn’t a problem when few innovations came through, but today it has doubled from just 5 years ago. Patients are injured and even killed, because learning curves aren’t completed before going into live surgery (including children).

We train doctors to be better surgeons, by providing donated cadaveric tissue instead of training on live patients.

Our company’s potential is enormous, but our topic is emotional and sensitive. Guidance end expert advise will give us a higher chance of getting this right, and if we do, we will all benefit: for every surgeon we train, the improved outcomes impacts every patient they will ever operate on.

Our work is threefold:

Policy – to change guidelines

Funding – to give doctors the funds and time off to train

Availability – increase awareness of cadaver donations (as opposed to just organ donation, which most have heard of).

For us, our work really DO make a difference between life and death. We are passionate about our vision, and hope you will be too.

(and it is pronounced [ell-med-ack] )

(and you can read more about LMEDAC here)

(and you can donate your body here)

Wow this is frustrating

I spend a lot of my time trying to improve healthcare for women.  Instead of chasing profits, I support unrelated independent medical research with donations. I give money to Cancer research. Instead of giving myself a salary, I decide to donate 10% of all product turnover for Galaxy to The Fistula Foundation. Instead of hiring a team of experienced sales reps, I have established a team of clinical services, whose job it is to present our products and tell trusts about the facts about them….. instead of doing a hard sell of something the hospital may not even need.

In general, I consider myself a good person.

Today I was targeted by someone who clearly painted me with a different brush. 7 emails, within a couple of hours, clearly not aimed for a positive and constructive conversation.

I could do what most larger corporations do and completely ignore it. But, I happen to think that there must be some good ideas and something positive coming out of collaborating, so I engaged.

Time will tell if this was the right approach or not, but today I just feel slightly exhausted. I work hard to do things right and not take the easy road, and having to defend myself to someone who has decided who I am and what I do without having even met or ever talked to me hurts my feelings.