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Published on March 26, 2020

Cone Health Seeks Donations of Medical Supplies to Support COVID-19 Response  

 

Cone Health welcomes donations of medical supplies from corporations, community organizations and individuals to help the health system treat patients and prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus.  

“As part of our efforts to do everything possible to meet current and future care needs of our community and to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, we are reaching out to organizations and individuals who may have essential medical and cleaning supplies,” said Michelle Schneider, vice president and chief philanthropy officer. “The safety of our patients, team members and community is our top priority and we appreciate your help during this unprecedented time.”   

Cone Health has been conserving supplies of protective equipment to be prepared for the potential need of caring for higher numbers of COVID-19 patients. Specific items needed to strengthen our preparedness include protective equipment, such as masks, eye protection and gloves. A complete list of items requested is included below. Donations will be used across Cone Health’s multi-county service area.  

Those with supplies to donate should visit conehealth.com/covid-donation to share details of the donation. Donations of needed items in larger quantities will be prioritized. Cone Health will coordinate pick-up of supplies. Please do not bring items to the hospitals.   

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the list of needed items may change. As always monetary donations are very helpful in filling gaps and allow us to respond quickly to opportunities that arise. Please visit the same website above to make a monetary contribution in support of Cone Health’s COVID-19 response.    

Most Urgent Needs 
  • N95 masks (medical or industrial) 

  • Surgical masks 

  • Goggles, safety glasses 

  • Sealed, individually packaged medical-grade swabs for testing 

  • Disposable surgical gowns (not cloth) 

  • Shoe covers 

  • Hair/head caps 

 

We Cannot Accept the Following Items: 
  • Materials for creating handmade masks and PPE 

  • Visibly soiled or used items 

  • Cloth hospital gowns 

  • Opened boxes of gloves, gowns, masks (Boxes must be unopened) 

  • Handmade masks in small quantities. If you have the capacity to manufacture 500 or more masks to standardized specifications, please email Institutional.Advancement@conehealth.com. 

We thank everyone in our community for following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance for social distancing and staying home except for essential needs and services. 

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