Lab Veteran Invents Needle Stick Prevention Device to Save Medical Workers’ Lives
KEENE, Texas, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Kenneth L Ferrier, BSMT, MS, PhD, a laboratory technologist with over 46 years experience in building and running medical laboratories, has invented a medical device for drawing blood that drastically cuts back on accidental needle sticks.
Doctor Ferrier is a survivor of hepatitis he contracted from an accidental needle stick while drawing blood. A good friend of his died from AIDS that he contracted from an accidental needle stick.
Everyday literally hundreds if not thousands of medical personnel accidentally stick themselves with a contaminated needle. These accidental needle sticks all too often result in their contracting a contagious disease, some of which are fatal. “Seeing so many of my colleagues getting sick from accidental needle sticks made me realize something had to be done about the problem,” exclaimed Doctor Ferrier. “That’s when I came up with the idea for the Rainbow Tube System,” he continued. “The Rainbow Tube System will dramatically reduce the number of times a patient needs to be stuck when drawing blood for the various tests the doctor requests from the lab,” he concluded.
Dr. Ferrier asked his brother Charles to help him put together an expert team to build and prove up the Rainbow Tube System. Their goal is to complete the research and development within six months to a year. To that end, they have elected to appeal for funding from the crowd funding platform of Indigogo.com. Donations to help the project become a reality can be made at http://www.indiegogo.com/rainbow-tube?a=365513&i=wdgi.
“Our ultimate goal is to save lives, and we believe the Rainbow Tube System will do that,” Charles Ferrier stated. “Please check out the Rainbow Tube System,” requested Dr. Ferrier. “Please help us spread the word,” added Charles, “every donation helps towards saving another life.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kenneth L. Ferrier, BSMT, MS, PhD
Keene, TX 76059
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SOURCE Kenneth L. Ferrier