How to donate medical supplies? - page 3

I work in a small hospital and we are getting ready for JCHAO. This last week all over the hospital we have been pulling expired materials from our shelves and just dumping it into the trash. ... Read More

  1. by   trysha
    Hi all, I am a nurse .
    My husband and me are living in Ukraine, it is post USSR aria.
    My husband works as a surgeon in regional hospital in rural area.
    You can not even imagine conditions in what he works.
    Once a year ,church located nearby gets donations of medical supply from the USA, when he see expired dates on packages like 1988,1993, he can not believe that such sort of thinks are even existed, because in Ukraine nobody saw similar.
    Your health care is 100 year forward.
    So, if you have any opportunities, please dont waste expired supply, better get in touch with me, I have fiends in the USA who know how to ship items to Ukraine...
    Thanks...
  2. by   Skking41
    Trysha,I have a good bit of medical supplies I want to donate. Can you advise me on how I can best get them to you or another needed group?Thanks,Sonya
  3. by   wish_me_luck
    Donate them to nursing schools. I know my clinical instructor works a regular job and does clinical as extra. She asked her employer for the expired supplies to show us the different IV lines/sets and practice IV fluids. We loved it because we needed the practice.
  4. by   Guttercat
    Expired meds are not usually accepted nearly anywhere.

    For non-medicines (syringes, gauze etc) you might try Mercy Ships. Or, many of the NGO's operating in Africa.
  5. by   Timmy/crash
    i am an emt-d retired fire fighter, and several years ago an autotransfusionist in surgery. i have started a foundation for just this thing. i started right after the war in croatia, i knew that several of my surgeons were going (gratus) over to perform operations to just help. i went to all of my hospitals and asked...this is the most important part..."how much money is thrown in the trash?" sound familiar? not their waste, no, how much cash for expired medical soft-goods and equipment? they only hear the bottom line. i was able to fill (no bull) and send 2 two 40' sea-van shipping containers with my surgeons. i found out first hand be very careful with electrically powered equipment, 110/220 you'll/they'll need power converters, that is if they have electricity. go for it... one more bit of advice. do not repeat do not ask them to pull and hold the exp supplies, set it up where you can gain access to the warehouse or storage and do all of the work, again the hospitals bottom line, money. reasure them nothing comes from them, no personnel, free'd up floor space, and possiby a great big charitable right-off, check before you speak. blah blah blah, good luck and that is my tim
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    i work in a small hospital and we are getting ready for jchao. this last week all over the hospital we have been pulling expired materials from our shelves and just dumping it into the trash. :flamesonb i wish i could find a way to donate this items to poor countries that would be greatful for them. there is nothing wrong with them all unopened. i do not even know how to start with collecting the items, or how much it will cost to ship.

    any insight will be helpful, thank you.

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