How To Donate Supplies

AS OF AUGUST 2022 WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SURPLUS KITS FROM CLINICAL TRIALS (this include phlebotomy supplies, specimen tubes, and pipettes). WE HAVE LIMITED DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS AND LACK SUFFICIENT SPACE TO STORE THEM.

REMEDY at Duke only processes surplus generated from within the Duke University Health System. We do not accept outside donations of medical supplies or equipment that have already been dispensed to patients.

How to donate:

Duke Hospital has an approved Surplus Supply Designation & Management Policy.  The purpose of this Policy is to centralize the responsibility for, and management of, the surplus supply process at Duke University Hospital and any customer serviced by Duke Procurement and Supply Chain Services.  The Policy designates the supply chain staff to ensure the safe, effective, and cost efficient use of supplies

If you are a Duke Hospital, PDC or Medical Center employee and have surplus patient care supplies in your work area, notify your unit manager, supervisor or materials services representative to determine if any of the supplies can be re-directed into the supply chain or returned for credit.  If not, then they may donated to the REMEDY program.

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

What supplies will REMEDY at Duke accept?

REMEDY at Duke seeks basic medical supplies needed for health screening, primary care and simple surgical procedures for use in medically under-resourced areas.  These items include (but are not restricted to):

 Examination and sterile surgical gloves Clean gauze, bandage, tape and other dressing supplies
 Sterile surgical drapes  Unopened suture packs
 Masks, caps and shoe covers  Antiseptic solutions and prep pads
 Sterile disposable gowns; isolation gowns  IV tubing and catheters
 Suction tubing and drains  Orthopedic slings, braces, crutches, canes and casting supplies
 Urinary catheters and drains  Toiletries and personal care items
 Respiratory  & anesthesia tubing and supplies  Syringes and injection needles
 Laboratory and phlebotomy supplies  Diagnostic & metal surgical instruments

  • ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN AND UNUSED
  • SOME EXPIRED ITEMS ARE ACCEPTABLE IF THEY ARE:
    • WITHIN ONE YEAR OF EXPIRATION DATE
    • FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
    • IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING
  • SYRINGES, BLADES, NEEDLES, SUTURE, CATHETERS OR OTHER ITEMS FOR INTERNAL USE MUST BE UNEXPIRED AND IN ORIGINAL UNOPENED PEEL PACKAGING
  • REMOVE ANY PATIENT IDENTIFIERS OR LABELS
  • NO MEDICATIONS
  • NO EXPIRED SOLUTIONS OR REAGENTS
  • NO HIGHLY SPECIALIZED MEDICAL OR SURGICAL DEVICES (e.g. endoscopic instruments, cardiac catheters, SCDs, or other items that must be attached to specialized machines or monitors)

Where to take surplus supplies for REMEDY:

  • Bagged items for REMEDY from DUH may be left in either of two collection bins located at Level 0 at Duke North Hospital near the loading dock:
    • Take the staff elevator at North Hospital (the one behind the main lobby public elevator) to Level 0.
    • Take the hallway to the right as you exit the elevator alcove (NOT the long hallway to the left that goes past Sterile Processing) and follow the blue signs to the loading dock.
    • You’ll come to a fenced area on the left just before the large automatic double doors that lead out to the loading dock.
    • There are 2 green bins against the wall to the right, just as you pass the double doors from the hallway. The bins are marked with REMEDY signage on the bins and on the wall above them.
  • Surplus may also be brought to the delivery entrance at the Duke Medicine warehouse, 100 Golden Drive, Durham. The warehouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. Please label items “FOR REMEDY