Organizations That Need Medical Supplies

Organizations That Need Medical Supplies

Here are some charitable organizations around the US and in other countries that accept different medical supplies and equipment.

We’ll start by going over some of the more recognizable charities that aren’t specialized in utilizing medical items but do accept them.

The Salvation Army and Goodwill

Both of these organizations commonly receive old walkers, wheelchairs, canes, and crutches in decent condition.

Note: If you’re trying to donate other medical equipment call the Goodwill or Salvation Army that you’re trying to donate to. That goes for all of the organizations in this article. 

All of the items that are donated to The Salvation Army and Goodwill are sold at an affordable price to the public and the money supports various charitable programs.

If you’re going to go this route, consider reading Free and Affordable Ways to Get Rid of Your Stuff.

Next, we’re going to go over the charities that only accept medical items and have programs to utilize the donation. 

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*by region* (Nations)

USA

Med EQ

Med EQ sends medical donations to overseas not-for-profit organizations that can utilize medical equipment. Med EQ is part of REMEDY which recovers used medical supplies for the sake of global aid.

Click Here for Acceptable Items

Click here to fill out a donation form to schedule a pick up.

Insulin For Life USA

IFL accepts insulin supplies and gives them free of charge to children and adults with diabetes who couldn’t otherwise afford them.

Check the website to see what supplies they take and how to ship them to their facility.

Locations: 2555 SW 76th Street, #130 Gainesville, FL 32608

IFL has a global network of organizations that accept diabetes supplies.

Advocates for World Health

AWH looks to redirect usable medical products and surgical supplies, reducing waste and lowering the overhead costs of hospitals around the world.

Click here to fill out a donation form

Locations: AWH works with donors in Missouri, Nevada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Wyoming, and Florida.

Providence

Providence accepts lightly used medical items and donates thousands of tons every year to over 25 countries around the world.

Click here for a list of accepted items and contact info

Locations: Providence works in Alaska, Oregon, Montana, Southern California, Northern California, Texas, and Washington.

American Medical Resources Foundation

AMRF donates used medical supplies to hospitals in developing countries. Recently their equipment has been shipped to Guatemala, after devastating hurricanes hit in December of 2020.

Click here to contact AMRF for a pickup.

Locations: AMRF has donors in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Maine, and Road Island.

Project C.U.R.E

Project C.U.R.E  sends medical supplies to over 135 countries. Since 1987 they have been providing the supplies to local hospitals in underdeveloped communities. 

Click here for guidelines and donation form.

Locations: Project C.U.R.E has distribution centers in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Nashville, Philadelphia (Mid Atlantic), and Phoenix.

Canada

Not Just Tourist

In 1990 Not Just Tourist was sparked by Dr Ken Taylor and his wife when they started taking medical supplies to Cuba after seeing how sparse the healthcare system was. Now NJT has distributed 1,000,000 lbs of donated medical supplies and equipment to various countries all around the world.

Click here for a list of donor locations and accepted supplies.

UK

Hospice of Hope

Hospice has been doing medical training and funding in southeast Europe to help the elderly and disalbed children. They have distributed £1.6m worth of medical supplies to Romania, Moldova, and Albania. 

Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Locations: Hospice for Hope has charity shops in Kent, Surrey, and London.

Jacobs Well Appeal 

Jacobs Well Appeal provides medical aid and other services to over 30 countries worldwide. The vision for JWA was started by Dr. Beynon in 1982, first providing medical supplies in Poland, and eventually expanding the efforts to places like Afghanistan, Western Africa, Pakistan, Moldova, and Syria.

This is a charity that doesn’t only accept medical equipment but has a large selection of medical items that they accept.

Click here for a list of acceptable items.

Locations: They have two shops, one in Beverley and one in Bridlington.

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*By region*  (States/Local Municipalities)

Utah

Globus Relief

Globus Relief uses the surplus of medical supplies to improve the quality of healthcare around the world, working with charities abroad and in the US. 

Locations: 1365 Gladiola Street, Suite 4, Salt Lake City, Utah

Out of state donors can contact donations@globusrelif.org or (801)-977-0444

Iowa (PRESCRIPTION MEDS)

Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)

With the SafeNetRx program the IDPH has assisted people in Iowa with prescriptions and medical supplies at little to no cost.

Click here for contact info

Locations: 11100 Aurora Ave, Bldg. 13 Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Wyoming (PRESCRIPTION MEDS)

The Wyoming Department of Health

The Wyoming Medical Donations Program allows for people to donate their sealed unused prescriptions, which are then processed and distributed free of charge to people who need them in the state of Wyoming.

Click here for contact info

Locations: Hathaway Building, Suite B27 Cheyenne, WY 8200

Arizona

Esperanca

Esperanca ships your medical donations in cargo to Jinotega, Nicaragua, one of the poorest communities in Central America, helping improve diagnosis, treatment and care.

Medical Supply Wish List

Locations: You can send or drop off your donations to 1911 W. Earll Drive Phoenix, AZ 85015.

Georgia/South Carolina

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)

FODAC is an organization that refurbishes used donated medical supplies to fit the custom needs of disabled adults and children.

 FODAC will take wheelchairs, wheelchairs parts, prosthetics/orthoses, and other medical supplies.

Locations: Most of their drop-off sites are in Georgia, but they also have one in South Carolina

North Carolina

Assist M.E

Assist M.E collects gently used medical equipment and gifts them to low income people in the community. They are asking for manual wheelchairs in particular since they are in high demand.

Click here to contact Assist M.E

Locations: You can drop off equipment during business hours at Mobility and More | 251 Trade St., Matthews, NC 28105

Atlanta,Northern California, New Jersey

Medshare

Medshare accepts a broad spectrum of unused medical supplies and used biomedical equipment and delivers them around the world to communities that need them.

Medical Supplies List

Biomedical Equipment List

Click here to fill out a donation form for more info

Locations: Medshare has three distribution centers in Metro Atlanta, Northern California, and the New York Metropolitan.

New York City

Catholic Medical Mission Board

CMMB ships medicines and medical supplies to developing countries to help strengthen the healthcare capacity for the most vulnerable of people.

Click here to contact CMMB

Locations: CMMB has a distribution center in New York City.

Rochester, NewYork

Inter Vol Recycling of Unused Medical Supplies

Intervol recovers and distributes used medical supplies, preventing waste and aiding humanitarian efforts around the world.

Accepted Supplies and Equipment

Locations: 100 Kings Highway S Suite 1200, Rochester NY, 14617

Memphis Tennessee

Crosslink Memphis

Crosslink Memphis is a ministry that donates the used supplies they receive to support medical mission teams in Tanzia, India, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Peru.

Click here to donate *Check the bottom of the page*

Locations: You can send checks and supplies to 5389 Crestview Road Memphis TN, 38134

South Dakota

 South Dakota Medical Equipment Reuse and Recycle (MERR)

MERR uses Medicaid funding in a more effective way by repurposing medical equipment that people no longer need. The equipment is then distributed back into the community, priority being given to South Dakota Medicaid Recipients, but anyone in need is eligible. 

Check all of the categories of items MEER offers for loan on their website.

Phone Number  605-271-5074

Locations: 411 S. Center Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57105 

North Dakota

HERO (Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization)

HERO prevents waste by collecting used medical supplies and giving them free or at low cost locally and globally.

List of Medical Supplies and Equipment you can donate.

Contact HERO Click Here

Locations: 5012 53rd St S, Ste C Fargo, ND 58104

Michigian

International Aid

International Aid is a ministry that provides medical equipment and health services to underdeveloped communities worldwide. Their goal is to make sure hospitals are reliable and self-sufficient enough to help the most vulnerable people.

Contact International Aid *bottom of the page*

Locations: 17011 Hickory St.Spring Lake, Michigan

Southfield Michigan

World Medical Relief

World Medical Relief provides medical resources at the local, national, and international levels, keeping hundreds of thousands of usable medical items out of landfills every year.

List of accepted medical supplies and equipment.

Locations: 21725 Melrose Ave. Southfield, MI 48075

Houston Texas

Medical Bridges Inc

Medical Bridges supports healthcare systems that serve people in the most vulnerable communities worldwide, by distributing medical supplies and equipment.

List of needed supplies and equipment

Locations: You can drop off donations at 2706 Magnet St Houston TX, 77054

Cleveland Ohio

MedWish

MedWish repurposes medical equipment and makes life saving shipments to a variety of different countries, all while preventing slavable items from ending up in local landfill. 

List of Accepted Items

Locations: You can drop off donations at 1625 East 31 Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

St Louis, Missouri

St Louis Help

This organization helps people in the St Louis area by repurposing medical equipment and distributing back to people in their community.

Accepted equipment and contact info

Locations: 302 Bailey Rd, Crystal City, MO 63019

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Maryland

The Maryland Department of Aging

MoDA repurposes used medical equipment and gives them to disabled people in Maryland regardless of age. Medical equipment they need are wheelchairs, power wheelchairs/scooters, rollators, walkers, toilets/shower support, pediatric equipment, bathroom aids, and hospital beds.

Click here for a full list of acceptable items (check FAQs)

Locations: The main reuse center is located at 11701 Crain Highway Cheltenham, MD 20623, but there are collection sites all around Maryland.

Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

UPMC repairs medical equipment and loans them to people who don’t have the insurance to cover the costs. Since 1999 UPMC has met the specific needs of 10,000 people in their community and has donated over 15,000 pieces of equipment. Some pieces they accept are wheelchairs, canes, walkers, tub benches, shower chairs, potty chairs, and lift chairs.

Click here for a full list of equipment.

Click here to contact and donate.

Locations: UPMC has two locations one in Shenango Valley and one in Greenville.

707 Sharon-New Castle Road Farrell, PA 16121 | 103 N. Main St.Greenville, PA 16125

Oklahoma

Able Tech

Able Tech refurbishes donated medical equipment to ensure reliability for the best fit person in the Oklahoma area. Accepted items include prosthetics, orthotics, wheelchairs, walkers, CPAPs/BiPAPs, blood pressure monitors, hearing aids, braces, slings, vision aids/magnifiers/CCTVs, adult diapers, and CPAP tubing.

Click here to fill out a donation form.

Click here for drop off locations and hours

Vermont

Community Health Centers of Burlington

Community Health Centers of Burlington have been providing medical treatment and health care in Vermont since 1971, emphasizing on helping the homeless and at-risk youth.

Click here for list of acceptable items and contact info

Locations: 617 Riverside Ave, Burlington VT

Wisconsin

Forward Health

Forward Health accepts and recycles used medical equipment in various counties in Wisconsin.

Click here to access contact info and donations sites

Locations: 203 Schiek Plz Rhinelander WI 54501 | 3262 Church St Stevens Point WI 54481 

West Virginia

The West Virginia Association of Free Clinics 

WVAFC works with Health Care Inc to provide medical equipment to the working class people of West Virginia who can’t afford it.

Click here for more info

Locations: 489 Washington Ave. Clarksburg, WV 26301

Virgina 

Medical Missionaries 

Medical Missionaries work with charities to provide communities around the world with affordable medical equipment and services, mainly participating in giving support to Haiti.

Click here for more info and contact information

Locations: 9590 Surveyor Ct., Manassas, VA  20110. 

Kansas City

Accessibility Medical Equipment

Accessibility Medical Equipment refurbishes medical donations to make sure disabled people in the Kansas City area have functional and affordable equipment.

Click here for a list of acceptable items and how to donate

Locations: 6104 E Connecticut Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120 

Idaho

Disability Action Center (DAC)

Since 1990 DAC has been determined to make sure disabled people in Northern Idaho can live their life to the fullest. Through The Medical Equipment Exchange Program DAC looks to connect people with durable equipment.

Click here for a list of Accepted items and how to donate

Locations: 505 N Main St, Moscow, ID 83843

Hawaii

Aloha

Aloha provides medical services focusing in surgical specialities and dentistry to underserved people in the Pacific, Asia, and Hawaii.

Click here for contact information for donating supplies

Arkansas

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas

In Arkansas, Goodwill locations use the excess medical supplies that they receive as part of The Health Equipment Loan Program which serves anybody in Arkansas. As I stated at the beginning of the post Goodwill commonly recieves old walkers, wheelchairs, canes, and crutches.

Check out these Goodwill Locations in Arkansas

Nevada 

CARE Chest

For 30 years, CARE Chest has been providing used medical equipment as well as medical services, free of charge to people in Northern Nevada.

Click here for a list of accepted items and contact info

Locations: 910 N. Virginia St, Reno Nevada

Nebraska

Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)

ATP has been serving Nebraskans with disabilities using innovative ways to meet the specific needs of the individual. They do this by allowing people to try the equipment before buying as well as having consultations.

Click here to schedule an appointment for donation

Locations: ATP has locations in Kearny, Omaha, and Lincoln.

 New Mexico

Adelanta

Adelanta distributes medical donations to assist people with disabilities, seniors, and people who are underinsured in their community.

Call 505-445-5532 to schedule an appointment.

Click Here to fill out a donation form

Locations: 3900 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Minnesota

General Health Ministries (GHM)

GHM reporposes used medical equipment and ships it to support medical missions and  health care functionality overseas.

Click here for a list of desired items

Click here for more info

Locations: 7831 Hickory Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432

Mississippi 

North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS)

Using the Second TIme Around Program NMHS is able to provide patients with medical equipment that they couldn’t otherwise afford. They accept items such as electric wheelchairs, shower chairs, walkers, canes, and crutches.

Click here for contact info

Indiana

Indiana 211

Indiana 211 pays attention to the social needs of the citizens of Indiana. The Medical Equipment Loan Program allows Hoosiers to lend durable medical equipment, serving the counties of Hancock, Henry, and Rush.

Click here for contact info

Locations: 1870 Fields Boulevard Greenfield, IN 46140

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