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HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM: Drop-off Locations for Donated Medical Supplies

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By Press release submission | Mar 23, 2020

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Henry Ford Health System issued the following announcement on March 21.

Henry Ford Health System has identified two drop-off locations for businesses and organizations looking to donate new and unused medical supplies.

These are shipping and receiving docks at:

Henry Ford’s corporate offices, located at One Place Drive, between Second and Third streets, 3 ½ blocks south of West Grand Boulevard in Detroit.

Henry Ford Allegiance Health, 205 N. East Avenue, Jackson.

“We are extremely grateful to our partners in the medical community and business community who are coming forward with their donations,” says Bob Riney, president of Healthcare Operations and chief operating officer. “The unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges unseen before in health care. As we prepare for an expected surge of patients, these donations, whether large or small, will help keep our patients and our team members safe.”

Because of unique safety regulations in health care, donations are limited to new and unused medical supplies. Key items are: disposable face masks, N95 respirators, eye protection including face shields and safety goggles, disposable gowns, disposable gloves (especially non latex), disposable surgical caps, disposable foot covers, bleach and/or antimicrobial wipes and hand sanitizer. More specialized items are PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators) and PAPR hoods, nasal testing swabs and viral testing kits.

New and unused supplies accepted:

Disposable face masks

N95 masks, sometimes called respirators

Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles

Disposable gowns

Disposable gloves, especially non-latex

Disposable surgical caps

Disposable foot covers

Wipes: bleach or antimicrobial

Hand sanitizer

Items NOT being accepted:

Homemade sewed masks

3D ventilator parts

Medications, food and blankets

Medical equipment

Donations are being accepted from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays, beginning March 22, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Monetary Donations 

Donations can be made to the HFHS COVID-19 Emergency Needs Fund at henryford.com/giving.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Henry Ford Health System

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