Feb
27

Donating Medical Care Supplies, Equipment, or Medications – Resource in Detroit, MI

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Have you ever been helping someone organize or clean their home only to find that they have “left-over” medical care supplies or equipment from a loved one’s illness or injury?

I recently became aware of an organization in the Detroit, Michigan area that can use those supplies, equipment and medications.  The non-profit organization organizes and distributes the supplies locally and internationally.

If you know of any physicians, psychologists, or other medical related professionals who have surplus products that they are going to discard – please make them away of this valuable organization also.

The organization is called World Medical Relief, Inc.  Their website is:  http://www.worldmedicalrelief.org/

They are located at:   11745 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48206-1270 U.S.A.   Phone: (313) 866-5333 / Fax: (313) 866-5588.   Email: info@worldmedicalrelief.org

The types of items they accept are (as pulled directly from the PRODUCT DONATIONS page of their website):

“World Medical Relief accepts a variety of items as donations. These are used in our international and local programs. Basically, we accept used medical equipment, medical supplies of all types and good-dated medicines. These could include those items listed below. Please call us if you have questions about any donations.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • dressings
  • IV kits
  • tubing
  • tape
  • rolled bandages
  • syringes
  • liquids – any IV solutions as long as they are good-date
  • colostomy/ostomy supplies
  • bed pans, urinals
  • adult diapers, blue pads (full packages or cases only)
  • liquid nutrition (Ensure, Boost, Jevity, etc.) – must have 6 months left before expiration.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Hospital beds
  • wheelchairs – manual
  • shower chairs
  • walkers
  • canes, crutches
  • commodes

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS

  • Shampoo
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • bath towels (new or used) wash cloths (new or used)
  • bed sheets (flat, contour – new or used)

MEDICATION

  • Prescription medicine with at least 6 months before expiration.
  • The bottles must be sealed or the pills in blister packs that you ‘push out’. Partial bottles from your pharmacy are not acceptable.
  • We do not accept medicine that is expired or need refrigeration.
  • Good dated drug samples from your physician

This is a partial list of the items we accept. Please call if you have any questions as to whether or not we will accept an item for donation. Large items can be picked up from home or office. Medical Relief accepts a variety of items as donations. These are used in our international and local programs. Basically, we accept used medical equipment, medical supplies of all types and good-dated medicines. These could include those items listed below. Please call us if you have questions about any donations.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • dressings
  • IV kits
  • tubing
  • tape
  • rolled bandages
  • syringes
  • liquids – any IV solutions as long as they are good-date
  • colostomy/ostomy supplies
  • bed pans, urinals
  • adult diapers, blue pads (full packages or cases only)
  • liquid nutrition (Ensure, Boost, Jevity, etc.) – must have 6 months left before expiration.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Hospital beds
  • wheelchairs – manual
  • shower chairs
  • walkers
  • canes, crutches
  • commodes

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS

  • Shampoo
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • bath towels (new or used) wash cloths (new or used)
  • bed sheets (flat, contour – new or used)

MEDICATION

  • Prescription medicine with at least 6 months before expiration.
  • The bottles must be sealed or the pills in blister packs that you ‘push out’. Partial bottles from your pharmacy are not acceptable.
  • We do not accept medicine that is expired or need refrigeration.
  • Good dated drug samples from your physician

This is a partial list of the items we accept. Please call if you have any questions as to whether or not we will accept an item for donation. Large items can be picked up from home or office.”

Comments

  1. World Medical Relief is a wonderful organization! There are many other home medical equipment loan programs throughout Michigan that would welcome donations too. MichiganLoanClosets.us is a directory of free/low-cost loan closets in Michigan. It lists loan closets and ramp programs by county, so your clients may find programs within their communities.

    I hope you and your clients will find it useful.

    Janice

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