Re: old microtome knives

From:Phyllis Davie <>

  You might try a place such as PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in
Health), website:  .  I know for certain that they have
sent equipment to the Ukraine in the past.  I don't know what their current
plans are, but they are a reputable organization, and may be able to use
your supplies.  Below I have attached their overview statement from their

Phyllis Davie

PATH's mission is to improve health,
especially the health of women and children.
An emphasis is placed on improving the
quality of reproductive health services and on
preventing and reducing the impact of
widespread communicable diseases. PATH identifies, develops, and applies
appropriate and innovative solutions to public health problems. This is
accomplished by exchanging knowledge, skills, and technologies with
governmental and nongovernmental partners in developing countries and with
groups in need elsewhere.

In all activities, PATH works in partnership with organizations and
closely tied to the end users of health services. Staff work cooperatively
with health
clinics, community-based groups, ministries of health, nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs), private-sector companies, and funding agencies 
gaps that prevent efficient and effective delivery of health services and
partnerships that lead to improved health in the developing world.

International and national health and family planning agencies, governments,
foundations, corporations, and individuals support PATH's efforts.

In recognition of its expertise in specific areas, PATH has been designated
by the
World Health Organization (WHO) as a Collaborating Center in three technical
areas: Research in Human Reproduction; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
(AIDS); and Hepatitis B Vaccination. As a Collaborating Center, PATH
technical assistance to WHO and to ministries of health.

Policies and broad program strategies are formulated by the Board of
Members of the Board represent several developing countries and the United
States as well as a variety of disciplines. PATH is registered as a 501(c)3
tax-exempt organization.

> From: Lynn McKee <>
> Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 15:21:39 -0500
> To:
> Subject: old microtome knives
> Dear Histonetters,
> We have a variety of the old type of microtome knives
> (pre-disposable).Jung, Fisher,Lipshaw, W.Walb Nachf, in assorted sizes.
> Some are brand new, most have been used. Does anyone know of someone or
> place that still uses these that may want them? I hate the thought of
> trashing them. Thanks in advance.
> Lynn McKee
> University of Cincinnati
> Developemental Markers Lab

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