UNC Health Asks for Medical Donations


From Staff Reports

UNC Health is now accepting medical donations of personal protective equipment due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In a posting on the healthcare organization’s COVID-19 website, UNC called on individuals or companies who have a supply of masks, hand sanitizer or other essential medical supplies to donate them to help protect healthcare workers and patients.

“At this critical time, we are calling on our community to donate supplies that will help ensure we can continue to protect our patients, providers and staff,” said Wesley Burks, the CEO of UNC Health. “This situation is unprecedented, and we are asking for extra help.”

UNC Health will accept any of the following items:

Most Urgent Needs

  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Surgical mask with shield
  • Nasal swabs for medical use

Other Needs

  • Disinfectant
  • Eye protection, including safety goggles/glasses
  • Face shield
  • Gloves, disposable
  • Gowns, disposable
  • Hand sanitizer, greater than 60 percent alcohol
  • Hand soap
  • Shoe covers, disposable

The drop-off locations and hours of operation include:

UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
100 Sprunt Street, Chapel Hill, though Saturday, March 28
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In the future, UNC Health announced, it may open “pop-up” donation centers as needed. It recommended following the organization on social media to stay up-to-date on how individual and their companies can help. Facebook, Instagramand Twitter.

For questions about donations, email covidsupplies@unchealth.unc.edu.

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