How To Request Supplies

Due to a current lack of inventory, we will be unable to process requests for surplus supplies until further notice (as of January 2021). Please check back periodically for updates.


Duke faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows may request surplus medical supplies for global health projects in which they are involved.  We give priority to Duke sponsored projects, but will also consider requests from local recognized non-profit organizations who have the capacity to pick up and transport supplies.

Contact the REMEDY coordinator ( to obtain a supply request application.  Please submit requests as far in advance as possible of the date needed in order to increase the chances that we might have the supplies you need. Basic medical and surgical supplies, such as bandages, antiseptics, suture, syringes, surgical gowns, gloves, masks, etc are always in high demand so our stock of these items is frequently limited.

Once a request is reviewed and approved, supplies will be offered in the order received.  All supplies are provided as they become available and we cannot guarantee we will have all the items or quantities requested.

Requests for surplus property such as monitors, machines, ventilators, BP machines, x-ray equipment, beds, stretchers, etc. are processed by the Duke Global Health Institute’s “Duke PLUS” program.  Applications for these types of items are only available to Duke faculty projects and may be obtained by contacting


Supply Pick up and Distribution:

REMEDY at Duke does not itself sponsor or perform medical work overseas, but supports Duke organizations, individual Duke medical staff and students, and area non-profit organizations who have the ability to transport and dispense medical supplies appropriately.

Each individual or organization is responsible for picking up and transporting their supplies from our warehouse facility in Durham, NC.  REMEDY at Duke does not have the capacity to ship either domestically or overseas.

REMEDY at Duke is run by a small group of individuals who volunteer in their spare time. Any help you or members of your group can provide to sort and pack the supplies you request will be much appreciated!


All recipients must agree to the following disclaimer, included with all donated items:

“This box contains surplus medical supplies recovered from patient care units of Duke University Medical Center. These materials are offered “as is”, and with no express or implied warranty of merchantability. These medical supplies are not being sold. They are a donation made within the charitable mission of Duke University Health System, Inc. The recipient of these medical supplies accepts this donation understanding the nature and purpose of the donation, and agrees they are not to be sold.”“The recipient of these medical supplies agrees that caution will be exercised when removing and handling the supplies in this box. The recipient agrees to examine and inspect each item to determine its suitability for patient use and agrees that each item must be sterilized by the recipient before patient use. Duke University Health System, Inc. makes no assurance or representation of the sterility of these medical supplies or their appropriateness for use in patient care. The recipient accepts all responsibility and liability for use or handling of these medical supplies. Duke University Health System, Inc. makes the donation of these medical supplies to the recipient in express reliance on the terms of this Disclaimer, and the recipient accepts this donation with the recipient’s agreement to the terms of this Disclaimer.”