ISTSS moved swiftly to respond to the May 27 earthquake in the Indian Ocean that killed more than 5,000 people and injured more 36,000 in Indonesia. The society has placed a link on its home page, www.istss.org, leading to a Web page with resources, information and links for trauma professionals.
ISTSS Public Education Pamphlets and fact sheets available on the page provide readily accesible information on important trauma-related issues useful in the aftermath of a tragedy such as the recent earthquake.
In lieu of any donations to ISTSS, the society asks that those wishing to contibute to earthquake relief donate to Doctors Without Borders, a group providing emergency medical relief in the affected region. Donations can be made at www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/index.cfm.
In addition, ISTSS headquarters has fielded several media requests, and directed them to appropriate clinical sources. Reporters and media representatives should contact Diane Rutherford at ISTSS Headquarters with requests, email@example.com
; tel 847-480-9028; fax 847-480-9282.