‘Medical Equipment’ Options

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 http://www.stlhelp.org/

The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP) provides individuals with mobility problems and disabilities access to free home medical equipment through their recycle and reuse program, enabling them to live as independently as possible and remain contributing members of the community. They receives donations of new and used medical equipment from individuals and businesses, refurbishes and cleans the equipment and then loans the equipment, at no cost or fee, to community members both young and old from all walks of life.

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http://www.ariseinc.org/programs/medical_equipment.html

ARISE’s Equipment Loan Closet loans wheelchairs, walkers, and a variety of other adaptive devices. Borrowing equipment on a short-term basis can help you select the best option before purchasing your own equipment. It also fills the gap during temporary periods of need.

The Medical Equipment Loan Closet is free of charge for people with a disability and there are no eligibility requirements. 

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http://www.aurorahealthcare.org/services/rehab/donations.asp

The physical medicine and rehabilitation department at Aurora Sinai Medical Center helps patients in need to obtain medical equipment before discharge, so they can return home independently and safely.  

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http://www.bridgemin.org/

Bridge Disability Ministries honors the God-given dignity and giftedness of people with disabilities by building relationships to alleviate isolation and enrich the community. They clean and recondition donated medical equipment and give it to people in need.

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http://www.couragepickup.org/gd.donations/main/acceptableDonations.aspx

Courage Center is a non-profit rehabilitation and resource center that empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life. They use a holistic approach that includes comprehensive rehabilitation therapies, independent living services, drivers services, a community reintegration program, accessible aquatics and fitness programs, camps, and adapted sports and recreation programs. 

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http://www.doorwayshousing.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35

Doorways is a non-profit organization that provides housing and related services to individuals and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. 

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http://www.flafc.org/donate/

Medical donations provide their clinical facilities with essential supplies. Your donation will directly benefit patients that desperately need and have limited or no insurance coverage.

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http://www.gambiahelp.org/

Gambia Health Education Liaison Project, also known as GambiaHELP, exists to enable communities in Gambia, Africa to protect, conserve and improve their own health, the health of their community, and their natural environment. They do this by providing communities in Gambia with books, educational opportunities, medical help, seed money and human resources.

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http://www.globalmaterialrecycling.com/

Global Material Recycling recycles computers, electronics, medical equipment and more in Austin and the surrounding areas of central Texas. Their mission is to keep old computers and their parts out of landfills by recycling or refurbishing them.

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http://www.goodwillswfl.org/medicalequipment/

The cost of purchasing or renting adaptive equipment is beyond the means of many of those who need it most. Thanks in part to a grant from the Florida Alliance for Adaptive Services and Technology (FAAST), Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida loans adaptive equipment to people with disabilities.

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http://www.ageofcentraltx.org/

HELP is a service of Austin Groups for the Elderly. The project loans durable medical equipment and incontinence products to elderly and disabled people in Central Texas. In 2010, over 1,100 pieces of equipment were provided to people in need across Central Texas.

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www.intervol.org/rums

Intervol serves others through the recovery and redistribution of medical supplies and equipment. They connect local hospitals and medical professionals with other countries and care-giving organizations in areas of need.

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http://www.madre.org

MADRE’s Helping Hands program provides women around the world with first aid supplies, medical equipment, classroom materials and other necessities. With these resources women can strengthen their families and communities. You can take part by giving your reusable goods to families that would otherwise not have access to essential everyday supplies.

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http://www.med-eq.org/
 
Med-Eq is a medical equipment donation and notification program developed by Remedy in cooperation with the Office of International Health of Yale University. Available donations of medical supplies and durable equipment are posted to this website where members can view and request items, as well as donate medical equipment and supplies.

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http://www.midwrc.net/

Midwest Recycling Center is one of only two recyclers in the state of Missouri that have achieved level 4 certification. They recycle a ton of stuff. If you can’t figure out where to recycle something, they’ll be glad to help you figure it out. 

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http://www.mda.org/
 
The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides help, hope & knowledge about Muscular Dystrophy through a varierty of educational resources, clinics, training programs, camps, etc.

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http://neweyesfortheneedy.org/
 
New Eyes takes your used eyeglasses, hearing aids and jewelry and turns them into treasure. Eyeglasses in good condition are sent to medical missions and international charitable organizations for distribution to the poor in developing nations. Proceeds from the sale of scrap metal, hearing aids, jewelry and giftware are used to support the US eyeglass voucher program.

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http://www.projectcure.org/
  
Project C.U.R.E. gathers new and overstocked medical supplies and working equipment from manufacturers, wholesale suppliers, hospitals, clinics and individuals and delivers that material to clinics and hospitals in developing countries.

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http://www.seattlemidwifery.org/

Seattle Midwifery School has been educating childbirth professionals for more than 30 years. Their well-known, rigorous midwifery training program is the oldest direct-entry midwifery program in the country .

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http://www.seniorassistancecenter.org/index.php

The Senior Assistance Center meets the emergency needs of Denver‘s elderly citizens living below 125% of poverty level. They serve the basic human needs of the Denver metro area senior population . They provide financial assistance to prevent eviction, utility shutoff and for medical, dental or optical needs. They provide food, medical equipment, clothing, blankets, toiletry items and referral services. They are often the last safety net to keep a needy senior from going hungry or becoming homeless. Their goal is to help seniors stay independent and in their own homes.

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http://www.svdpseattle.org/

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps their neighbors in need to prevent homelessness, hunger, power-shut offs and more. In addition to material assistance, they bring compassion and hope.

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http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/
 
Hear Now is committed to assisting those permanently residing in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing and have no other resources to acquire hearing aids.

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http://www.strideahead.org/StrideAhead/Mane_Page.html

Stride Ahead, Inc. offers programs in growth and learning – not necessarily just teaching people how to ride a horse.  It is about learning to be powerful in the world by using the impartial, unbiased response of a horse.  They are dedicated to bringing these benefits to disadvantaged people. They offer outreach programs for children with special needs, disabilities, developmental challenges, at-risk youth, war veterans and seniors.

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http://www.stvincentdepaul.net/PS-MedEquipLoanCloset-StAnne.htm

The Friends of St. Anne Ministry loans durable medical equipment to low-income clients. 

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