Z-Medica Corp. pledged to donate $25,000 to the Ohio alma mater of its co-founder to help veterans defray the cost of tuition.
The Wallingford, Conn.-based medical device maker established the "QuikClot Grant," named for its blood-clotting agent, in support of Marietta College’s Yellow Ribbon Program, which gives veterans the chance to attend the college on full scholarships. The program covers costs that aren’t paid for by GI Bill benefits.
Z-Medica’s QuikClot is a granular powder that’s poured directly into a wound to help stop moderate to severe arterial and venous bleeding, according to the company’s website. Co-founder Bart Gullong is a member of Marietta College’s class of 1970.