[Histonet] "Old" Microtome Knives and Histology Equipment



One of our volunteers referred this email posting on the Histoweb to me.  We are American Ukrainian Medical Project and we would love to have more reliable steel knives for our microtomes which we send to Ukraine.  Disposable knives are also welcome but we understand they are not always surplus.

We can use knives of all sizes for all microtomes.  You may ship them to us at:

American Ukrainian Medical Project
302 - 156th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA  98007

Please mark the package "OK to leave at door".  Send them by ordinary ground freight or USPS to keep costs down.  Let us know if you need to be reimbursed for shipping costs.  Our charity has had great success at obtaining certain donations but sadly cash is not one of them!  If you absolutely must be reimbursed please write us first.

Your 'old' steel knives will be sent to Ukraine shortly after the New Year along with our current stock of donated microtomes and assorted other equipment.  There this equipment will enter a second life helping to improve the precision of Ukrainian histology and pathology.  Combined with our introduction of IHC technology and antibodies we help to raise their accuracy from 50-80% to over 90%.  We have been doing this for over five years - the effect of improving their equipment can be very dramatic.

Anyone with precious surplus tissue processors or microtomes are urged to contact us, too.  If it is in your way and no longer needed, we may be able to find a new home for these items.  Shipping arrangements for heavier items are a little trickier, though, so again we ask you to write us to begin making these arrangements.

To learn more about us I invite you to visit our website at www.aump.org  or simply write back to "info@aump.org".  Our website is about to get an overhaul so it may be unavailable for a short time.  AUMP is an IRS-approved public charity organized under section 501(c)3 of the Internal revenue Code, so donations to us should be tax deductible.  Your tax advisor can give you the full details.

Please feel free to write us if you have any comments or questions.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Russ Ayers
Executive Director
American Ukrainian Medical Project

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