How to donate
REMEDY at Duke currently collects clean, unused surplus disposable supplies recovered from Duke Medical Center inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, operating rooms, and clinical laboratories. Sterile Processing, Materials Services and Perioperative Services assist in identifying and processing these materials. At present we are not able to process surplus supplies from Durham Regional, Duke Raleigh, or Duke Allied Practices.
If you are a Duke Hospital, PDC or Medical Center employee and have surplus patient care supplies in your work area, notify your manager or supervisor. All of these items must first be processed through Materials Services. They will determine if any of the supplies can be re-directed into the Duke supply chain or returned for credit. If not, then they will donate it to the REMEDY program. Contact either your department’s Material Services Resource representative (whoever it is that stocks your supplies) or call Material Services Customer Support at (919) 681-1536 to arrange a pick up.
NOTE: Surplus medical supplies generated from clinical research trials are not the responsibility of Materials Services. To arrange for donation and pickup of these items, contact the REMEDY coordinators directly.
Surplus Duke property such as furniture, machines, equipment, computers, monitors, etc. is handled by Duke University Procurement Services. For more information contact Procurement Services Customer Support at (919) 681-5900 or go to www.procurement.duke.edu
Unfortunately we cannot accept donations of medical supplies from individuals outside of the the Duke Health System. We suggest contacting a local church or other community social service organization for assistance.
What to donate
REMEDY at Duke primarily seeks basic medical supplies needed for health screening, primary care and simple surgical procedures in rural and under-served areas. These items include (but are not restricted to):
|Examination and sterile surgical gloves||Clean gauze, bandages and tape|
|Clean unused surgical drapes||Suture packs|
|Isolation or surgical masks and goggles||Antiseptic solutions|
|Sterile disposable gowns||IV tubing and catheters|
|Suction tubing and drains||Orthopedic supports and casting supplies|
|Urinary catheters and drains||Toiletries and personal care items|
|Respiratory & anaesthesia tubing and supplies||Syringes and IV needles|
|Laboratory and phlebotomy supplies||Stethoscopes, scissors, blades, surgical instruments|
What NOT to donate:
In general, supplies that are highly specialized, need to be attached to a specific machine or device to operate, or require technical skills to use or maintain are not useful in areas with limited health resources or support.
Examples include (but are not limited to):
- Cardiac and central line catheters and kits
- Automated tourniquets and blood pressure cuffs
- Feeding tube supplies
- Colostomy supplies
- Tracheostomy supplies
- Nebulizers or breathing treatment circuits
- Sequential compression devices (SCDs)
- Endoscopic surgical devices
REMEDY at Duke does NOT collect the following items:
- Expired IV or Irrigation Fluids
- Nutritional Formula
- Expired blood collection tubes, IV flush syringes, arterial blood gas syringes, or other items containing expired solutions
- Opened syringes, needles, or scalpels not in their original peel-packs