Most Needed Items

Through the work of Direct Relief, manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, and medical facilities are donating to health institutions serving the poor and the victims of disaster worldwide. Below is a list of most needed items. If you are able to donate any of the following, please contact us.

Pharmaceuticals

  • Amebicides
  • Contraceptives
  • Analgesics/ Antipyretics
  • Diuretics
  • Anemia drugs
  • Electrolyte solutions – oral
  • Anesthetics
  • IV solutions
  • Antacids
  • Ophthalmic drugs
  • Anthelmintics
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents
  • Antibiotics
  • Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)
  • Antidiarrheals
  • Otic preparations
  • Antifungal agents
  • Scabicides
  • Antihypertensive agents
  • Sterilization solutions
  • Antimalarial agents
  • Topical medications
  • Antituberculars
  • Ulcer medications

We apologize, but due to California Pharmacy law, Direct Relief cannot accept pharmaceuticals from individuals or health facilities.

Vitamin, Mineral & Nutritional Supplements

  • Adult multivitamins
  • A, B, C, folic acid, iron, calcium
  • Child & infant multivitamins
  • Liquid & powdered nutritional
  • Prenatals supplements

Supplies

  • Casting materials
  • Medical test & reference books
  • Catheters
  • Needles
  • Condoms Orthopedic supplies
  • Diagnostic kits & strips
  • Oxygen Therapy supplies
  • Disinfectants
  • Personal care products
  • Eyeglasses
  • Surgical instruments
  • First Aid supplies
  • Surgical supplies
  • Gauze/ Bandages Sutures
  • Gloves (exam & surgical)
  • Syringes
  • IV administration supplies
  • Thermometers (centigrade preferred)
  • Linens
  • Medical clothing
  • Wound/ burn dressings

Medical supplies must have at least 6 months on expiration date, including sterility expiration date.

Equipment

  • Ambu-bags
  • Nebulizers
  • Aspirators/ suction machines
  • Opthalmoscopes
  • Beds (hospital)
  • Otoscopes
  • Cast cutters
  • Pulse oximeters
  • Centrifuges (microhematocrit, general)
  • Scales (adult, pediatric)
  • Cribs
  • Sphygmomanometers/ blood
  • Crutches/ canes/ folding walkers
  • pressure units
  • Guerneys
  • Spirometers (handheld)
  • IV stands
  • Sterilizers (table top)
  • Lamps (gooseneck, on stand)
  • Stethoscopes
  • Mayo stands
  • Tables (surgical, exam, OB/GYN)
  • Microscopes and accessories
  • Wheelchairs

Since Direct Relief does not have a biomedical staff, we cannot accept used, highly technical medical equipment such as ultrasound and X-ray machines, patient monitors, or dental equipment.

Direct Relief reserves the right to refuse a donation, or any part of a donation, if the items offered do not meet WHO guidelines or are not appropriate for distribution to healthcare facilities we support.

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