EMS Equipment Donations -- Our Aim
As with the majority of health care in the U.S. and Europe, a defining characteristic of EMS is waste. We use more than we need, and if we don't use it soon enough, it mysteriously expires. Unfortunately, the primary destination for all of our unused equipment and supplies is the local landfill. However, there are lots of people, communities, and organizations who could use those supplies, and there are plenty others who are willing to get them where they need to go.
And that's why we've started this group. We're hoping to create a "craigslist" of sorts, one that creates a place where people in EMS can get involved in helping others out.
This group is for your if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions:
-- Do you have equipment to donate?
(Have you recently discovered that your plastic IVs and ET Tubes tubes have expired? Do you have extra oxygen tanks or regulators lying around? Maybe you've received a grant for new equipment and now you've got some old EKG ECG monitors or AEDs, maybe even an ambulance...?)
-- Does your organization need equipment to donate?
(Are you involved with an NGO, or Medical medical mission, and you're looking for some used CPR Manikins manikins to train with?)
-- Do you have questions/answers for making these kinds of projects work?
(Maybe you've having trouble dealing with customs, or maybe you can help someone navigate customs. Perhaps you've got a question about a certain country, or maybe you know a lot about a certain country.)
This is the place where you can get help for yourself, so that you can help others. If you fit into any of those categories, or maybe you even if you fall in somewhere else, please use this group to let us know where you can help facilitate the transfer of used equipment or medications to others who can use them.
***Disclaimer: Elsevier, JEMS or JEMS Connect do not in any way accept responsibility for any transactions made via this group page. Please be sure to do your own vetting and confirming of all transactions made as a result of information shared on this page.