X-Ray Supplies Donated

Supplies to replenish the Christmas Island hospital’s x-ray lab have been donated by Mr. and Mrs. Willis Preston of Tyler, Texas.

The Preston’s, who own and operate Alltate Bio-Medical Services in Tyler, originally set up the X-Ray lab on the island in late December of 2009 and have kept the small lab supplied with film, chemicals and other materials ever since.

The island’s portable x-ray machine was donated by PIMA, with help from the manufacturers, MinXray, of Northbrook, Illinois.

As PIMA volunteers, the Prestons worked for a week on Christmas Island to put the lab in working order and taught the local x-ray technician there, Nurse Oremon, how to use and maintain the equipment.