In the global medical community, the disparities in the quality of supplies and equipment are too obvious to overlook. Routine tools, blades, and protective clothing used in surgical or emergency procedures in medical centers are plentiful among richer countries such as the US, Canada, or Great Britain. Ironically, some of the very countries where such materials are manufactured are missing them. What's as common as bread and butter to some is a rare treasure to others -- particularly in the Third World, where that treasure is so critical to survival. Through its personnel-fueled supply chain and distribution operations, MedShare International -- a nonprofit organization based in Decatur, GA, near Atlanta -- aims to be a remedy for global health care shortfalls. The solution operates almost entirely by a volunteer-driven system. Students, area health workers, and even those with mental or physical disabilities frequent the MedShare facility to filter thousands of pounds worth of medical supplies.