A Statement From SPMC Chair Dhuanne Dodrill
What Sterile Packaging Day Means to Me
Whether mending a minor scrape with a bandage or receiving lifesaving medical care in a hospital, sterile packaging has touched all of our lives.
As Chair of the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council, I recognize the tremendous responsibility that exists when manufacturing a product that directly impacts patient lives. It is critical that medical devices are delivered to the patient in a manner that is clean and safe. This is especially true when the patient is your child.
As the mother of a child who was critically ill and who required extensive medical care, I know first-hand that the products contained in sterile packaging can be life-saving and life-changing. While I had so many worries, the sterility of these critical products was not one of them. I will be forever grateful to very many people that ensured we had a good outcome and am so proud to be part of a supply chain that works tirelessly to support the sterile delivery of medical devices.
With the continuous advancement of medical treatments and lifesaving therapies, we recognize sterile packaging as a silent hero of the healthcare world. – Dhuanne Dodrill