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MedShare

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Delivering Health and Hope Around the World

Sort and pack Medical Supplies during three hour sessions held Wednesdays 1PM-4PM and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to Noon.

Our volunteers work to organize, sort and package surplus medical supplies to be sent to hospitals and clinics that serve the poor throughout the world. Without the efforts of our MedShare volunteers, many of these usable supplies would be discarded because of production overages, procedural excess and regulatory requirements.

As a volunteer, you can truly make a difference by helping us keep these supplies out of landfills and putting them in the hands of those caring for the poor.

Contact: Jason Montagna jmontagna@medshare.org

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About MedShare

Location:

2937 Alvarado St., San Leandro, CA 94577, US

Mission Statement

Delivering Health and Hope to the World. MedShare, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides vital medical supplies and equipment to clinics in our local community and to economically developing countries. We recycle unneeded surplus from local hospitals. Shipments go to qualified health care facilities providing care to the underserved. This process offers U.S. health care providers an environmentally and socially responsible alternative to throwing away medical materials.

Description

Each year, millions of people in economically developing countries, and in our own communities, go without proper medical care due to a lack of medical resources. Because of this, many injuries and diseases that should not be life threatening, or even serious, cause death, disability and suffering.

At the same time, the U.S. health care system discards over $6.5 billion worth of medical supplies and equipment each year because of procedural excess, regulatory requirements or production overages. A large portion of these items could be used to save lives. However, the vast majority of this surplus, more than two million tons of medical products, goes into landfills or is incinerated.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

701 Penhorn Avenue, Unit #3Secaucus, NJ 07094

(40.76472,-74.06242)
 

SKILLS

  • Reading Comprehension

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 10
  • 3 hours
  • 10 to 13 year olds must be supervised by an adult

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