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Jul 07
2020
Crypto Against COVID Donates 27,000 KN95 Masks to UK’s National Health Service

Binance Charity supports the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and its King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust to aid the fight against COVID-19.

Binance Charity the non-profit arm of Binance, the global blockchain company behind the world’s largest digital asset exchange by trading volume and users, today donated 27,000 KN95 masks worth over £50,000 to the NHS’ Pru Trust to aid the fight against COVID-19 in the U.K. 

The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) is one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals and is part of the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust employs more than 11,000 healthcare workers and delivers services to more than 326,000 people across the London boroughs of Bromley and Bexley in addition to Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham. The Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust also provide services at the PRUH.

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the NHS and its healthcare workers. The amount of personal protection equipment (PPE) needed by the healthcare system to maintain the wellbeing of the U.K.’s healthcare workers is unprecedented.  

“We’d like to thank Binance Charity for being a strong member of our community and contributing to the fight against COVID-19,” said Dr. Tarun Singhal, Senior Surgeon at the Pru Trust. “We hope this contribution will inspire other technology firms in London to contribute to our community as well.” 

“Binance Charity has supported the fight against COVID-19 in countries where support has been most needed without borders, we have supported more than ten countries across various continents”, says Helen Hai, Head of the Binance Charity Foundation. “In the U.K., the National Health Service is the most precious resource in treating and caring for those affected by this pandemic. At Binance Charity, we wanted to show our support for the NHS in a meaningful way, boosting the PPE supplies that safeguard the health of our healthcare workers”.

As the global spread of COVID-19 continues, the world has come together to fight the pandemic. Private and public donations have enabled lifesaving medical supplies, such as PPE, to supplement shortages experienced by hospitals and frontline healthcare workers within communities in need. Since the launch of Binance Charity’s Crypto Against COVID campaign in March 2020, the organization has delivered 1 million PPE to countries around the world with more supplies en route in different areas.

“This crisis has strained medical institutions around the world. Binance Charity has responded and provided valuable supplies to ensure the health and safety of medical workers. Binance will continue to be a force for good wherever it is needed,” says Binance Founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao.

“Binance represents a new generation of fintech companies that are committed to the values that are inspired by blockchain technology,'' said Ajit Tripathi, who leads Binance Charity efforts in addition to banking partnerships for Binance in the U.K. and Europe. “I am personally grateful to the NHS and the PRUH for giving us the opportunity to contribute in this small and meaningful way when it’s most needed.”