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Medical Equipment and Supplies

The organizations that follow redistribute medical equipment to appropriate medical outreach efforts, and are provided as a courtesy to those with an interest in surgical humanitarian outreach. The American College of Surgeons is not affiliated with these organizations, and is not responsible for the content of their websites.

 

If you are a surgical volunteer or registered nonprofit organization seeking supplies and equipment for your medical missions, please inquire with each organization to determine whether they may be able to assist you.

 

If you are interested in donating, please contact the organizations prior to shipping any materials to be sure that your donation can be utilized. Please note this list specifically includes those organizations that redistribute medical goods to medical volunteers and organizations; as such, there may be other organizations within your state that accept medical donations.

 

Please note: The ACS and Operation Giving Back do not accept or provide donations of supplies or equipment. Please contact the individual organizations listed if you are interested in obtaining or donating goods.

 

As the logistics often include shipping large items, the organizations have been listed alphabetically by state, so that you might locate those closest to you geographically if so desired.

 

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New York

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North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Washington, DC

 

Alabama

 

Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Center located in Mobile:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/   

 

 

Arizona

 

Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Center located in Phoenix:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/   

 

Esperanca

Esperanca accepts donations of medical supplies to be used for their volunteer surgical missions, and distributed to partner clinics and hospitals at their surgical mission sites. They accept donations from individuals, hospitals, and manufacturers. Information about items that be accepted can be found at: http://www.esperanca.org/donate-supplies/.

 

Contact Information:

Anna Ortiz
Surgical Program Coordinator
1911 West Earll Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 252-7772 ext. 111 /Toll free (888)701-5150
anna@esperanca.org

 

Project C.U.R.E. Arizona
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Derek Filley

Operations Director

(602) 910-9995

derekfilley@projectcure.org 

 

Distribution/Sorting Center

2100 W. 14th St., T3

Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 792-3740

 

 

California


Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Center located in Los Angeles:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/   

 

Direct Relief International
Direct Relief International is working to strengthen the in-country health efforts of their partners by providing essential material resources – medicines, supplies, and equipment.

Contact Information:
27 S. La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
(805) 964-4767

 

MedShare
MedShare collects surplus medical supplies and used equipment from U. S. hospitals and manufacturers. They process the donated material and make them available to hospitals and clinics overseas in two ways: 1) supplying medical mission teams and 2) direct shipments to hospitals in 75+ developing nations.

Contact Information:
Chuck Haupt
2937 Alvarado St
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 567-7070

chaupt@medshare.org

 

 

Colorado


Project C.U.R.E. Colorado
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:
Sorting/Distribution Center

10377 E. Geddes Avenue
Centennial, CO 80112

 

Stephanie York

Operations Director

Office: (720) 490-4026

Cell: (720) 341-3152

stephanieyork@projectcure.org


To donate medical supplies:

(720) 490-4017 

denverdonations@projectcure.org

 

Collection Centers are also located in

Glenwood Springs:

avandoorninck@yahoo.com

 

Grand Junction:

559 Sandhill Lane
Grand Junction, CO 81505
grandjunction@projectcure.org

 

 

Connecticut

 

AmeriCares

AmeriCares supports medical outreach teams from universities, hospitals and private practices as they travel internationally to serve communities where access to health care is limited or non-existent. AmeriCares receives a wide variety of quality products from top pharmaceutical companies that meet rigorous acceptance standards. AmeriCares is headquartered in Connecticut but ships product donations anywhere in the US.

Contact Information:

To review their inventory and request medical supplies:

http://medicaloutreach.americares.org/MOPHome/index.jsp


Loupes Around the World

The objective of the foundation is to provide loupes to surgeons in developing countries who do not have the means to obtain them.

 

Contact Information:

Dr. David C. Knight, President

c/o Surgical Associates of Waterbury, PC

1211 West Main Street

Waterbury, CT 06708

(203) 757-1587

dcknight@loupesaroundtheworld.org


Med-Eq

Med-Eq connects donors of medical equipment and supplies with registered non-profit receiving charities.

 

Contact Information:

Med-Eq Coordinator

Remedy, Inc.

3-TMP, 333 Cedar Street

P.O. Box 208051

New Haven, CT 06520-8051

med-eq@yale.edu

Remedy
REMEDY, Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World, is dedicated to actively promoting the recovery of unused medical supplies for the purpose of global aid, waste reduction, and cost-effectiveness.

 

Contact Information:
3-TMP, 333 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 208051
New Haven, CT 06520-8051
(203) 737-5356
Remedy@yale.edu


 

Florida

 

Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

13650 N. 12th St. 
Tampa, FL 33613

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Centers located in Miami, Orlando, or Tampa:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/   

 

Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Collection Centers are located in:

Sarasota:

Judy Kraut

(941) 484-0789
judykraut@projectcure.org

 

Tampa:

Kathy Curry

Burnett & Curry Realty, Inc.

(813) 625-4172

katcurry@tampabay.rr.com

 


Georgia


MAP International
MAP International is a global leader in supplying clinics and hospitals in developing countries with essential medicines.

 

Contact Information:
2200 Glynco Parkway
P.O. Box 215000
Brunswick, GA 31525
(800) 225-8550

 

MedShare International
MedShare collects surplus medical supplies and used equipment from U. S. hospitals and manufacturers. They process the donated material and make them available to hospitals and clinics overseas in two ways: 1) supplying medical mission teams and 2) direct shipments to international applicant institutions.


Contact Information:
3240 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, GA 30034
(770) 323-5858
roviatt@medshare.org

 

 

Illinois

 

Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Center located in Chicago:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/   

 

 

Kansas

 

Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart International provides medicines and medical supplies to international hospitals, local clinics, and medical teams traveling overseas as well as crisis supplies to humanitarian partners.

 

Contact Information:

401 S. Clairborne Rd., Suite 302

Olathe, KS 66062

(913) 764-5200

info@hearttoheart.org

 

Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Collection Center:

c/o Global Medical Direct
14309 W. 95th Street
Lenexa, KS 66215

kansascity@projectcure.org

 

 

Massachusetts

 

American Medical Resources Foundation
The American Medical Resources Foundation (AMRF) donates refurbished, but functional medical equipment to hospitals serving the poor worldwide. AMRF also develops and provides training programs for medical equipment repair technicians and hospital managers responsible for maintenance, repair and calibration of medical equipment.

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 3609

Brockton, MA 02304-3609

Phone (508) 580.3301

Fax (508) 580.3306

victor@amrf.com

 

International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC)
IMEC distributes donated medical equipment, supplies, and support services to doctors, nurses and technologists working in hospitals, clinics, and orphanages in underserved locations worldwide.

 

Contact Information:
1600 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 557-5510
imec@imecamerica.org

 

Michigan

 

Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Center located in Detroit:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/   

 

International Aid

International Aid Mission Resource Center supplies missionaries with clothing, food, over-the-counter medications, surgical items, and personal care products.

 

Contact Information:
17011 W. Hickory St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 846-7490
ia@internationalaid.org

 

 

Minnesota

 

Scanlan International - Scanlan Life Programs
Scanlan International, a Saint Paul-based manufacturer of surgical instrumentation, supports surgeons, nurses and surgical teams who travel around the world in their quest to provide quality health care.

Contact Information:
To request surgical instruments for medical missions:
International: 651-298-0997
U.S. & Canada: 800-328-9458
info@scanlangroup.com

 

Missouri

 

Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Collection Center:

Rolla/Jefferson City:

Ralph Haslag

rjhaslag@embarqmail.com

 

St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP)

St. Louis HELP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and redistribution of durable home medical equipment to the uninsured in the greater metropolitan Saint Louis area at no cost or fee to program participants. St. Louis HELP also collects surplus medical supplies (surgical devices, equipment, nursing care, therapeutic and personal care products) and makes these available to qualified charitable organizations wishing to support hospitals and clinics serving the poor in the USA and abroad.

 

Contact Information:

Laura Cannon

Executive Director

(314) 567-4700 

cannonstlhelp@yahoo.com

 

 

New Mexico

 

Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Albuquerque:

Collection Facility:

5463 B Jefferson St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Sue Wright

trucknmama@gmail.com

Peter Nardini

peter.rdenm@gmail.com

 

Las Cruces:

Heather van Doorn
(505) 532-6005
heathervandoorn@projectcure.org

 

 

New York

 

Afya Foundation

The Afya Foundation collects no longer needed and still usable medical supplies, hospital equipment and humanitarian provisions and ships them abroad to support ongoing health initiatives in Africa and the Caribbean. They also provide supplies to medical professionals who are going on medical missions.

 

Contact Information:

Afya Foundation

140 Saw Mill River Road

Yonkers, NY 10701

(914) 920-5081
info@afyafoundation.org


Catholic Medical Mission Board
Through Catholic Medical Mission Board's Medical Supplies for Mission Trips program, needed medicines and supplies are provided free of charge to medical missionaries.

 

Contact Information:

10 W 17th Street

New York, NY 10011

(212) 242-7757

 

InterVol, Recycling of Unused Medical Supplies (RUMS)
InterVol’s RUMS program saves medical supplies and equipment that otherwise would be destroyed or placed in area landfills and are made available to overseas hospitals and medical clinics that lack access to these badly needed resources.

Contact Information:
10 Hagen Drive, Suite 310
Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 922-5810
rums@intervol.org

 

Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Collection Centers are located in:

Brooklyn:

Doc to Dock
Laura Cohen
(718) 852-0655
300 Douglass St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

 

Cortland:

Theresa Suits

839 NYS Route 13

Cortland, NY 13045

(607) 745-0060
theresasuits@projectcure.org

 

Ithaca:

JoAnne Guarino
(631) 664-1764
joanneguarino@projectcure.org

 

 

North Carolina

 

Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Collection Center:

Jim Kirkland
1102 Laurel Oak Ln
Lumberton, NC 28358-2182

jamesbkirkland@bellsouth.net

 

 

North Dakota

 

HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization

HERO collects and redistributes donated healthcare materials to benefit those in need locally and globally.

 

Contact Information:

5012 53rd. St S, Suite 

Fargo, ND 58104

701-212-1921

info@HEROFargo.org

 

 

Ohio


Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO)
CAMO provides medical equipment, community service, supplies, and training to the impoverished regions of Central America.

 

Contact Information:
322 Westwood Ave
Orrville, OH 44667
(330) 683-5956
camo@camo.org

 

MedWish International

A non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery, recycling, and redistribution of medical supplies and equipment for humanitarian relief. Click here to see a list of supplies that are typically carried in their warehouse.

 

Contact Information:

17325 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44112

(216) 692-1685

info@medwish.org

 

 

Oregon

 

Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Center located in Portland:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/   

 

 

Pennsylvania


Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF)
BBF's Medical Program distributes medicines, supplies, and equipment world-wide to health ministries, hospitals, and mission physicians.

Contact Information:
1200 Galveston Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 321-3160
mail@brothersbrother.org


Global Links
Global Links recovers unused medical supplies, surplus equipment and furnishings from the U.S. healthcare system for distribution to hospitals and clinics that serve the poorest segments of the population in developing countries.

 

Contact Information:
4809 Penn Avenue, 2nd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 361-3424 ext. 203
suture@globallinks.org

 

Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Collection Center:

Brent Lecheler

Mission Central
5 Pleasant View Dr.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

(303) 306-5432
brentlecheler@projectcure.org

 

 

Tennessee

 

Healing Hands International

Through programs in medical aid and relief, Healing Hands International provides patients, doctors, clinics, and hospitals with the medications, medical equipment, and supplies that they need to improve their quality of life and save the lives of others.


Contact Information:

Cindy Herring

Volunteer Coordinator and Medical Supplies Specialist

Healing Hands International

455 McNally Drive

Nashville, Tennessee 37211

(615) 832.2000

 

Project C.U.R.E. Tennessee
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

Annie Ellement
Operations Director

office: (615) 837-7575
mobile: (615) 238-7548
annieellement@projectcure.org

Sorting/Distribution Center:
2300 Clifton Ave.
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 837-7575

 

 

Texas

 

Medical Bridges Inc.

Medical Bridges accepts medical surplus from across the country, supplies that would otherwise be thrown into landfills, and redistributes the material to qualified hospitals, clinics, and healthcare providers across the globe.

 

Contact Information:
Kira Foken, Procurement Coordinator
(713) 748-8131
Kira.foken@medicalbridges.org

Shipping Address:
2706 Magnet Street
Houston, TX 77054

 

MediSend International
MediSend International delivers life-saving medical supplies and equipment to those in need in developing countries, and provides valuable education and technical training to help improve community healthcare conditions.

 

Contact Information:
9244 Markville Drive
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 575-5006
info@medisend.org

 

Project C.U.R.E. Houston
Project C.U.R.E. is a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries.

 

Contact Information:

 

Houston:

Lane Gibson

Operations Director

(832) 677-5175
lanegibson@projectcure.org

 

Sorting/Distribution Center

10250 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77042

(832) 251-2489

 

Austin:

Nelson Smith
(832) 594-8162
nelsonsmith@projectcure.org

 

 

Utah

 

Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Center located in Salt Lake City:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/

 

Globus Relief
Globus Relief gathers, processes, and distributes medical and other humanitarian supplies to charitable organizations serving the needy at home or abroad.

 

Contact Information:
Mr. Ash Robinson
1775 West 1500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
(801) 977-0444

arobinson@globusrelief.org

 

 

Virginia

 

CrossLink International supplies medical materials to relieve suffering in the world's most troubled areas.

 

Contact Information:

Dinita Thomas

427 North Maple Avenue

Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 534-5465

info@crosslinkinternational.net

 

 

Washington

 

Advocates for World Health

Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit that recovers and redistributes medical product to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad. The organization redistributes medical supplies to support the care of uninsured and impoverished individuals.

 

Contact Information:

To receive medical supplies:

(813) 419-3550

support@awhealth.org

 

To contact their Collection Center located in Seattle:

http://www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/   

 

 

Washington, DC

 

Pan American Development Foundation

With the support of a network of partners, such as U.S. medical facilities, public agencies, manufacturers, and universities, PADF distributes high-quality new and used medical equipment and supplies, and tools to support vocational training to not-for-profit hospitals and medical centers serving vulnerable communities in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

 

Contact Information:

Pilar Heraud

Program Director, In-Kind Donations Program

Pan American Development Foundation

1889 F Street, N.W., 2nd Floor

Washington, D.C. 20006

(202) 458-6155

pheraud@padf.org

 

 

General Resources and Guidelines for Medical Supply Donations:

 

USAID Denton Program

The Denton Program allows private U.S. citizens and organizations to use space available on U.S. military cargo planes to transport humanitarian goods, such as clothing, food, medical and educational supplies, and agricultural equipment and vehicles, to countries in need. 

 

PQMD: Partnership for Quality Medical Donations

The PQMD and its members, in alliance with related organizations, is dedicated to the development, dissemination and adherence to high standards in the delivery of medical products to under-served people and disaster victims around the world.


WHO Guidelines for Donations of Medicines and Medical Supplies

The World Health Organization has provided guidelines for the donation of medicines and the donation of medical supplies.  They are intended to enhance donation efforts and to assist in the development of national or institutional guidelines by governments and organizations, with an emphasis on developing country health systems.

 

 

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