Originally Released: September, 1998
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Late-inning pitching heroics on the diamond this year have yielded $33,000 for the life-saving heroics of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Before the Sept. 18 game against the Yankees, MBNA America Bank Regional Executive Vice President Scott Hudson and Senior Executive Vice President Hal Erskine presented a check in that amount to Shock Trauma Center Director John Ashworth and physician-in-chief Tom Scalea.
The $33,000 represents a $1,000 donation from MBNA America Bank for each save recorded by the Orioles' bullpen to date.
"The 'save' is an important statistic in baseball, but for someone who has a serious injury, nothing is as important as the 96 percent 'save' rate at Shock Trauma," said Morton I. Rapoport, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the University of Medical System. "This generosity from MBNA and the Orioles, for sponsoring the 'Saves for Shock Trauma' program, will help us save even more lives."
Every year, Shock Trauma treats about 6,000 patients with serious injuries from around the state, and 96 percent of them survive.
The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is the premier adult trauma care resource for the State of Maryland and is recognized nationally and internationally as an innovator in trauma care and emergency medical service systems development. The facility and the trauma team members stand ready 24 hours a day to receive, stabilize and treat those whose lives are threatened by severe multisystem injury, complex orthopaedic injury, spinal cord injury and brain injury; those at risk for multiple organ dysfunction; and those who require reconstructive surgery and hyperbaric medicine therapy.
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