Sharp Healthcare put out a call Monday for new and unused medical supplies to help protect healthcare workers and patients against the spread of coronavirus. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE!
Starting Wednesday (March 25th) volunteers will accept donations at four Sharp facilities. Drive-through donation sites will allow for safe social distancing.
Industries that may have needed supplies include construction companies, hardware stores, schools, nail technicians and others.
New or Unused Products to Donate
Disposable face masks
N95 masks, sometimes called respirators
Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles
Disposable gloves, especially non-latex
Disposable surgical caps
Disposable foot covers
Wipes: bleach or antimicrobial
Hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
Specialized Items to Donate
PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators) and PAPR hoods
Nasal testing swabs
Viral testing kids
What Not to Donate
At this time, Sharp is not accepting hand-sewn reusable masks or 3-D printed ventilator parts.
Donations of other items such as medications, food, blankets, medical equipment or other supplies are not needed at this time. If that changes, an announcement will be made.
How to Donate
Donations can be dropped off at any of the locations listed above.
Donors will be directed into and out of the donation location.
Donors will not need to get out of their cars if they prefer not to.
Staff will maintain safe physical distance from donors, and will wear gloves and regularly clean their hands.
Donors will be asked to provide basic contact information and may request a receipt for their records
Donation sites can accommodate donations of all sizes.
Drive-Up Donation Locations
Sharp HealthCare, 4000 Ruffin Road, San Diego
Sharp Coronado Hospital, 250 Prospect Place, Coronado
Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Brier Patch Campus, 9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, 751 Medical Center Court, Chula Vista
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Brier Patch, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday only)
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
INFO FROM FOX 5 SAN DIEGO by: Justina Myers