ACS Donated ATLS Educational Materials for Humanitarian Outreach
Through a joint collaboration of ATLS and Operation Giving Back, recently discontinued editions of the ATLS® for Doctors Student Manual, English 8th Edition and Spanish language 7th Edition, and the current edition of the TEAM (Trauma Evaluation And Management) Student Manual, 3rd Edition, in English and Spanish, as well as the TEAM DVD are available to those involved in humanitarian surgical outreach activities for the cost of shipping. To request materials, please complete and submit the request form to OGB.
Distributors of Free or Low-cost Medical Texts
Global HELP (Health Education Lost-cost Publications)
Global-HELP Organization provides free and low-cost medical education
materials to developing countries. Publications and YouTube videos are
available on various specialties including orthopaedics, pediatrics,
plastic surgery, and rehabilitation. All publications are in
downloadable PDF format and some publications are also printed and
available at cost when used in developing countries and affordably
priced for use elsewhere in the world. Books, posters, and CDs are also
available for use in developing countries for only the cost of mailing.
Other Redistributors of Donated Medical Texts
The following agencies accept medical texts for donation to appropriate communities in need. Please contact them prior to shipping any materials to be sure that your donation can be utilized.
Please note that the following are provided as a courtesy to those with
an interest in humanitarian outreach. The American College of Surgeons is not affiliated with these organizations, and not responsible for the content of their websites.
Asia Foundation's Books for Asia
The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program has been providing books, software, and other educational materials throughout Asia for almost half a century.
Gavin Tritt, Director
The Asia Foundation
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Better World Books
(Umbrella organization for Books for Africa)
Better World Books capitalizes on the value of the book to fund and support literacy initiatives locally, nationally, and around the world.
For information on campus drop box locations and to ship books, please contact your Regional Director:
55740 Currant Rd
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Book Aid International
Book Aid International promotes literacy in developing countries by creating reading and learning opportunities for disadvantaged people, in order to help them realize their potential and eradicate poverty.
39-41 Coldharbour Lane
London SE5 9NR
44 (0) 20 7733 3577
Ranfurly Library Services of New York/ Book Aid International
34 Sheldon Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Books For Africa
Books For Africa collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to children in Africa.
715 East Minnehaha Ave
St. Paul, MN 55106
Bridge to Asia (BTA)
BTA promotes equal access to knowledge--it supplies books, journals, databases and other educational materials that are essential to teaching and research but too costly for most developing countries to afford.
Jeff Smith, Ed. D., President
Foreign Trade Services
Pier 23, Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
Follett Higher Education Group
2211 West Street
River Grove, IL 60171
Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) – International Education Program
BBF promotes international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural and other resources.
Carol Taylor, Coordinator
1200 Galveston Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2341
Global Health through Education, Training and Service (GHETS)
GHETS invests in the doctors, nurses and allied health workers on the front lines of efforts to improve the health of the underserved communities.
Julia Dettinger, Development and Program Officer
(508) 226-5091 ext. 15
8 North Main Steet, Suite 403
Attleboro, MA 02703
The Sabre Foundation makes millions of dollars’ worth of donated books available to needy individuals in developing and transitional societies worldwide through non-governmental partner organizations, libraries, universities, schools, research organizations and other similar institutions.
Colin McCullough, Book Donation Program Manager
872 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 2-1
Cambridge, MA 02139
Resources on Donated Medical Equipment and Supplies