“The surplus from our health system could be used to heal patients and help physicians
in the poorest, most desperate parts of the world. The problem is gathering it together
and getting it to where it’s needed.” In the United States each year, fully functional
medical items valued at more than $200 million are directed to landfills or incinerators.
At the same time, over 1.2 billion people in the world live on $1 a day. Hundreds of
millions suffer from chronic hunger and a severe lack of medical supplies.
(Source: TheAmerican Medical Association)
At iHelp, we try to find energy efficient and sustainable methods of accomplishing our larger mission and executing our projects. We take a strong stance against creating unnecessary waste and increasing pollution with indiscrimate disposal of reusable medical equipment. Rather, we believe they should be employed in life-saving measures elsewhere. To accomplish this, we redistribute medical supplies from hospitals and facilities in the United States, to underserved areas around the world. We assist health care facilities in repurposing used or overstocked medical supplies and providing critical medical supplies to low resource communities.
iHelp accepts a wide range of durable equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, EKG machines, defibrillators, Ultrasounds and other larger medical grade equipment. To donate such items, please speak with staff via phone or email (above) to discuss. Staff may request that you email a photo of the equipment in question prior to donating Items with broken/missing parts. Several items that are frequently requested rarely come through our doors as donations.
You can help us fill this critical gap by purchasing items directly from our marketplace “wish list” list.
If you wish to donate supplies, reach out to us with the link below.
Masks (surgical n95)
Ultrasound and ultrasound gel
Alcohol prep pads
Water Purification Tablets and Devices
Malaria Test Kits