How to Donate Unused Medical Supplies

Written by eric cedric
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Donate Unused Medical Supplies
Medical supplies are used for rescue missions or distribution to those in need. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Donations of unused medical supplies make a difference to people locally and globally. Many philanthropic organisations ask for donations of money, in-kind services or equipment and gear, including medical supplies. In addition to being a benefit to the community or country, your donation is also tax deductible. Choose an organisation dedicated to serving those in need and arrange to make the donation.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Other People Are Reading

Instructions

  1. 1

    Contact the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS and ask for a local branch number or address. Call, or ask to be transferred to the local branch. Tell the representative about the goods you have for donation. Arrange for a drop off or pick up.

    Tell the representative if you want a receipt for tax purposes so that the organisation can prepare the document.

  2. 2

    Contact Doctor's Without Borders via its website (doctorswithoutborders.org) or at 888-392-0392. List the items you have for donation and ask if they are needed at this time. Arrange for the items to be dropped off if there is a local branch of the organisation. If not, package the goods and mail to: Doctors Without Borders USA, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

    If you require a receipt for tax purposes ask for one to be sent upon arrival of the donated medical supplies. Provide your return address.

  3. 3

    Go to the Operation GivingBack website (operationgivingback.facs.org). The organisation is a branch of the American College of Surgeons. Click on the "contact us" link and fill out the form, including what you have for donation. Make arrangements for mailing the goods according to the directions you`re given.

  4. 4

    Take the medical supplies to your local volunteer ambulance or fire station. Local volunteer rescue services often have tight budgets and most donations are welcome.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.