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March
2020
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12:46 PM
America/New_York

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center opens coronavirus supply donation drop-off center

New, unopened medical supplies will be accepted

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center opened a drop-off site to accept donations of certain unopened (sealed) medical supplies. The site is a response to community requests and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s nationwide call for the donation of medical supplies.

This is the list of new, unopened medical supplies that will be accepted:

  • Masks—N-95 masks, surgical masks, procedure masks with or without face shields
  • Eyewear—medical or laboratory goggles and glasses
  • Shoe covers—medical or laboratory boot/shoe covers
  • Gowns—medical-grade protective gowns, isolation gowns
  • Gloves—nitrile exam gloves, surgical gloves
  • Bouffant caps
  • Hand sanitizer—greater than 60% alcohol
  • Sanitizer wipes

Donors SHOULD NOT DROP donations off at the hospital, emergency room or clinics. Donations can be dropped off at the medical center warehouse at 610 Ackerman Road, on the northeast side of the building. Drivers can turn into the Ackerman complex at the intersection of Ackerman Drive and Fred Taylor Drive, then follow signage to the right. Current drop off hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

For their own safety, drivers should remain in their cars. Staff and volunteers will unload materials. For large donations, or if you require a receipt for your donation, please email SupplyDonations@osumc.edu prior to delivery. The medical center can also arrange to pick up large quantities. They cannot accept donations other than those items listed above.

All donations will be screened for appropriate use following CDC and epidemiology guidelines. Items not used will be donated elsewhere.

To learn more, call the donation center: 614-366-8000.

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