By CapRadio Staff
Health care workers across the country are reporting shortages of personal protective equipment, also called PPE, which includes gowns, face shields and respiratory masks.
There are a number of crowdsourced organizations collecting donations — including GetusPPE.org, DonatePPE.org, Mask Match and PPE Link.
Some Sacramento-area hospitals are also accepting donations if you have masks or other equipment available. Here's what we've been able to find out about different hospitals and health care providers in the region. If you see something that has changed or something we can add, email us at [email protected]
Sutter Health is updating a list of needed items here. Donors can use this link to find a Sutter hospital or medical center in their area. Here is a list:
San Joaquin County
Dignity Health is looking for donations of:
- N95 masks
- Surgical masks
- Procedure masks
- Paper masks (with ties or elastic)
- Isolation gowns
- Paper protective gowns
- Painters smocks (impermeable)
- Powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR) hoods
- Protective glasses/goggles
- Industrial face shields (e.g., industrial paint shields)
Residents can connect with Dignity Health Hospitals in these counties:
Before donating, email Suppli[email protected] and give the following information:
- Your name or the name of your company
- Phone number
- What supplies you have and the amount you are willing to donate
Kaiser Permanente has set up a national donation network. They ask that you direct any donation offers to [email protected].
They are asking for donations of the following items:
- Unopened N95 respirators and surgical masks
- Unopened packages of disposable gloves
- Unopened containers of hand sanitizer
- Unopened containers of disinfectants and disinfecting wipes
- Packaged, unused protective goggles
- Unopened swabs for collecting screening samples
- Unopened gowns (surgical and isolation)
- Face shields
Kaiser Permanente will accept donations of home-made masks. They say that will help them manage supplies of medical-grade masks for staff providing direct patient care. Home-made masks need to meet certain specifications in order to be effective. Please see this link for a PDF of instructions on how to make effective fabric masks.
Donors can use this link to find a Kaiser Permanente hospital or medical center in their area. Here is a list:
San Joaquin County
UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health is updating a list of needed items here. The UC Davis Health Center is located at 2315 Stockton Blvd in Sacramento.
WellSpace Health is a non-profit community health center located at 777 12th Street, Suite 250 in Sacramento.
They are looking for donations of:
- Masks (N95 respirators, surgical masks, dentist masks)
- Face shields and eye protection
- Hand sanitizer
- Isopropyl alcohol (60% or higher)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Sanitizing wipes and sprays (Clorox, Caviside, Saniwipes)
- Shoe covers
Before donating, email [email protected] to connect with their Infection Control Team
Marshall Medical Center
Marshall Medical Center in Placerville is in need of personal protective equipment such as face masks, N95 respirators, nitrile gloves (no latex), N95 masks (any type), gowns (level 2 preferred), any gloves and any type of moisture barrier hoods.
Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the Marshall Foundation for Community Health office at 1124 Sherman Street, Placerville, CA 95667. Cash donations can be made online at marshallfound.org. They also have patterns for homemade fabric masks on their website at marshallmedical.org/coronavirus.
Contact Tanya Moran at 530-642-9984 or [email protected] for more information.
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