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December 26, 2013, 04:27:17 AM
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I've gotten a few random Bitcoin payments over the past few months I wasn't expecting...I heard that this was going around the community and no one was sure who was doing it or why.

Anyhow, it got me thinking. I'm a physician, a radiology resident (see my npi in my old posts). There are several physicans that work where I'm in training that helped found a hospital in west Africa. They just installed an X-Ray machine and they don't have an ultrasound scanner.

Getting the hospital set up on the internet and getting a PACS (radiology image sharing) network installed could really be useful (volunteer radiologists could read cases remotely). Ultrasound would have a huge impact on patient care and they're not incredibly expensive ($20k ish).  With a reliable internet connection, getting the hospital set up to accept donations in bitcoin wouldn't be a huge stretch (the hospital is aimed to become self sustaining/self funding).

Has anyone done something like this? I think it would be cool to show in a real way how Bitcoin can change and save lives. Pipe dream or do-able? How do I bridge the gap between the real world and digital currency gently (without sounding like a crook or used car salesman)?

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December 26, 2013, 06:43:17 AM
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not sure but sounds good, merry Christmas!

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December 26, 2013, 09:32:21 AM
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I could help with the networking

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