PHOENIX — A massive shipment medical supplies arrived in Arizona Saturday to help protect doctors and nurses from COVID-19 as they treat patients, but hospitals still say there’s a huge need for donations.
Part of the reason why is most of the provided masks and gloves are single-use items, and Arizona’s top health official anticipates the coronavirus outbreak to reach its peak across the state in April.
Hospitals and clinics are taking donations of N95 masks, latex gloves, medical gowns, cleaning wipes and other protective gear in preparation.
If you wish to donate, here’s a list of some of the hospitals and counties asking for help.
Maricopa County is asking for new, sealed equipment for clinics. You can reach the department at (602) 506-6767 or e-mail COVID19Donations@maricopa.gov, and you’ll be scheduled for an appointment to drop off your items.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is asking for donations of toys, clothing and non-perishable food to help family’s who are going through extended treatment due to coronavirus.
Monetary donations can also be made to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Mayo Clinic is taking donations of new, sealed supplies like masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Donors should call 480-342-3485 for more information.
Banner Health is calling for volunteers and sealed medical supplies, go to the company’s website for donation information.
The Banner Health Foundation is taking PPE donations Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2100 W. 14th St., Building T3 in Tempe. Look for Project C.U.R.E.
Banner Health gave this list of needed items. All donations must be unused and in an unopened, sealed box or container:
- Masks (N95 and surgical/procedural)
- Disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Lysol, other brands)
- Alcohol-based cleaning wipes such Sani-cloth wipes
- Non-latex gloves (nitrile)
- Protective face shields or goggles that can be worn over glasses
- Isolation, surgical or cover gowns, and protective Tyvek or similar fabric disposable coveralls.
- Head and shoe covers
- Non-perfumed hand sanitizer appropriate for use in a clinical setting, with greater than 60% ethanol alcohol or 70% isopropanol (No gels containing glitter, please)
- Paper towels
- Liquid hand soap
- Homemade masks for optional social-comfort use by Banner’s health care workers (Note these will not be worn by providers directly caring for COVID-19 patients, nor in any procedure rooms or isolation areas.)
HonorHealth is asking for new, sealed equipment. You can reach the department at (480) 587-6600 or e-mail COVID19Supplies@honorhealth.com. and you’ll be scheduled for an appointment to drop off your items. You must call in advance before donating.
Dignity Health is asking for donations of new personal protective equipment. Donations can be dropped off at these locations:
- Dignity Health Foundation: (480) 728-3931, firstname.lastname@example.org
- St. Joseph's Foundation: (602) 406-1038, email@example.com
Do not drop them off at hospitals.