Solid Waste in New England
Reuse in New England: Donation
Programs - Medical
Devices, Equipment, and Supplies
The following is a list of some organizations that utilize unwanted medical devices, equipment and supplies ranging from eyeglasses to hospital equipment. Local hospitals and nursing homes often accept donations.
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Address: 1600 Osgood Street, N. Andover, MA 01845
Phone: 978-557-5510 Ext. 308
Description: IMEC provides doctors and nurses in impoverished countries with the medical tools they need to deliver vital health care services to their nation's poor. Founded in 1995, IMEC is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that distributes donated medical equipment, supplies, and support services to doctors, nurses and technologists working in hospitals, clinics, and orphanages in underserved locations worldwide.
New Eyes for the Needy
Address: 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, NJ
Description: New Eyes for the Needy collects used eyeglasses, jewelry and giftware. Eyeglasses are distributed overseas and money from sales of jewelry and giftware is used to fund vouchers for glasses for needy Americans.
Project Perfect World Foundation
Address: One North Franklin, Chicago, IL 60606
Description: Cleaning out your closets? Don’t pitch out those old blades and bandages - donate them to Project Perfect World, a humanitarian effort sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management. PPW’s goal is to provide medical care that is otherwise unavailable to the children of third world countries
Address: 3-TMP, 333 Cedar Street, P. O. Box 208051, New Haven, CT 06520-8051
Description: REMEDY (Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World), is a private, voluntary organization composed of doctors, nurses, hospital volunteers, and others whose collective efforts are directed at transferring discarded but usable medical supplies to developing nations, while source reducing regulated waste, and saving money in our hospitals in the U.S. There is no charge for their services or teaching materials.
Address: P.O. Box 9716 Federal Way, WA 98063-9716
Description: Accepts large volumes of gift-in-kind donations from corporations and private donors. Donations are sent to developing countries around the world.
Hingham Rotary Club
Address: PO Box 39, Hingham, MA 02043
Description: Hingham Rotary recovers operating equipment including x-ray machines and kidney dialysis machines. Contact: Richard Bridges.
Mass Eye and Ear Optical Shop
Address: 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02144
Description: This organization collect old eyeglasses and distributes them to individuals in need locally and in third world countries.
Pine St Inn Nurse's Clinic/New England Shelter for Homeless
Address: Listed in sections above
Phone: 617-521-7214 / 617-248-9400
Description: The Inn accepts the following donations: crutches, canes, braces, walkers, and unopened cartons of bandages. Call for collection information.
Description: Run by the Vermont Center for Independent Living, this classified advertising/database is a resource for used adaptive equipment/medical devices.