Every donation will allow the poison center to
continue to provide life-saving medical guidance to 40,000
callers each year.
Your poison center is cost effective, safely
treating about 65% of callers at home and saving the region's
residents over $18 million in medical expenses each year. More than
83% of the poisonings in patients who call the Poison Center before
going to a health care facility can be managed entirely at home,
with telephone guidance from the Poison Center. This number
increases to more than 90% for pediatric poisonings when the Poison
Center is consulted first, before other medical intervention is
About half of the poisoning emergencies involve
small children. The Center also helps teens, adults, and seniors
with drug interactions, suicide attempts, medication errors,
substance abuse, chemical spills, and occupational exposures.
Pet owners call too, when the dog, cat or bird has been poisoned.
Highly trained, certified toxicology specialists provide expert
treatment and guidance immediately.
If you prefer to donate by mail, or through United Way:
◊ Mail your
3201 New Mexico
Avenue, Suite 310
(United Way:8476; CFC: 28290)