NEWS | Wednesday, 08 August 2007
HP is supporting Life Cycle Organisation for the second consecutive year in its noble mission to aid patients suffering from end-stage renal disease.
This year, HP is donating a number of HP products to ease the administrative work of Life Cycle Organisation and to ease organ-transplant coordination. These products include an HP Photosmart R837 digital camera and an HP Photosmart A612 Compact Photo Printer together with photo packs with print cartridges, an HP Officejet Pro L7580 all-in-one fax/printer/scanner and an HP Compaq 6710s Notebook PC to be used to aid organ-transplant coordination. In addition, HP is donating an iPAQ 6915 Handheld PDA with GPS/maps to aid Life Cycle Organisation during this year’s Challenge. The HP products have been supplied through the authorised HP Distributors and Service Partners in Malta, namely Fortune Technologies Ltd and Systec Ltd.
Michel Portelli, Business Unit Manager, HP MEMA (Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa) said: “Through our support, we hope to facilitate the course of action of the Life Cycle Organisation. The products we’re donating will be used to enhance the organisation’s operation and as a result, contribute towards providing a better quality and efficient service to the patients and their families. Moreover, the HP iPAQ 6915 Handheld PDA with GPS/maps is the ideal logistical tool to be used during the Life Cycle Challenge by the support team since it provides the latest mobile-computer, camera, communication and GPS navigation technology all combined in one portable handheld device.”
Entitled “Where Only Eagles Dare”, this year’s arduous Challenge attracted 53 cyclists and a 20-strong backup crew, with 27 cyclists completing the training successfully while meeting all the requirements necessary to participate. It is taking place from the 9th to 21st August 2007. Departing from Romania, the team will cycle through Ukraine, Poland and ending in Germany, covering a total distance of 2,345km and crossing two sets of mountains: the Carpathian and Tatra mountains.
Life Cycle Organisation is a voluntary non-profit organisation and works closely with the Transplant Support Group, the Renal Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital and the Department of Health. The aim is to support patients and their families and raise awareness about the renal disease and organ donation.
“The proceeds collected during this year’s Challenge will be used towards further enhancing the equipment available at the Renal Unit, at St Luke’s Hospital and other hospitals and clinics in Malta. We want to improve the quality of life of renal patients and their families. We are grateful for HP’s continuous support in helping us achieve this,” said Alexandra Bonnici, one of the organisers of Life Cycle Malta.
Donations to Life Cycle can be made online (www.lifecyclechallenge.com), by SMS on 5061 7356 (Lm1), 5061 8921 (Lm3) or 5061 9218 (Lm5), or by bank transfer to BOV account (148 14 52 1017) or HSBC account (06 11 987 920 50). Cheque Donations addressed to Life Cycle Organisation can be sent c/o Renal Unit, St Luke’s Hospital, G’mangia.
If you’d like more information on HP products or the local HP Preferred Partners, please do visit www.hp.com/mt.
08 August 2007
ISSUE NO. 498