XR Brands Partners with AUHS Foundation, Donates Medical Essentials to Hospitals

XR Brands has been working hard to help its community fight COVID-19 and has partnered with American University of Health Sciences Foundation (AUHS) to provide hospitals in the greater Los Angeles area with essential supplies and personal protection equipment (PPE), including masks, gloves, face shields, and hard-to-find N95 masks. The company encourages other companies with the means to join the efforts and contact the AUHS Foundation today.

“XR Brands is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of fetish and kink equipment and we got our start specializing in fetish medical gear,” President of XR Brands, Rebecca Weinberg said. “Our decades-long relationships within this space have given us access to all kinds of hard-to-find and in-demand medical gear, and we never could have guessed how valuable these relationships would become. We highly encourage other distributors and manufacturers in our industry to contact the AUHS Foundation and see how they might be able to support first-responders and frontline healthcare workers.”

Companies interested in donating to the AUHS Foundation are recommended to contact Kim Dang at (310-339-7017) or kdang@auhs.edu.

XR Brands strong relationships with medical product manufacturers and suppliers of medical gear put the company in a unique position to access the kinds of PPE that many hospitals across the city desperately need. As statewide stay-at-home protocols were implemented, the XR Brands team got to work contacting sourcing and purchasing managers to gather as much PPE as they could and partnered with the AUHS Foundation to distribute it to facilities in need.

“We have been fortunate to be able to support Los Angeles hospitals in this way and take advantage of our strong relationships in this space,” Weinberg said. “Not only were we able to access and donate face shields, we also were able to gather hard-to-find N95 masks and currently are working to add more essential PPE shortly. These important items are in short supply across the country and it’s an honor to support those on the frontlines of fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.”

XR Brands has started to manufacture CleanStream 70% alcohol hand sanitizer, giving staff and customers access to this important decontamination tool.

About American University of Health Sciences Foundation:

Founded in 2004, American University of Health Sciences Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, data-driven community-based research organization that was created to relieve the suffering of the poor, distressed, and underprivileged through research and education in health sciences: nursing, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. The research organization is committed to development of educational and healthcare policies and interventions that help improve the health, socioeconomic, and education opportunities for underrepresented populations, in particular, the homeless and youth.