Improving lives through quality medical donations
Create a system-wide strategy for donating dead stock inventory and equipment in a coordinated and responsible manner that improves the health and living status for poor and vulnerable populations without creating waste dumps of unused donations in developing countries.
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Learn more about the benefits of donor organization and MSRO partnerships from this Catholic Health Association Report
CHA Medical Surplus Donation Study: How Effective Surplus Donation Can Reduce Human Suffering
Arusha Medical Centre
Arusha Medical Centre
SCL Health System partnered with MSA Accredited MSROs to provide ongoing clinical training, technical support, equipment and supplies to Arusha Medical Centre in Arusha, Tanzania.
“I can barely follow the flow of emails around equipment and the supplies that you all have managed to pull together. But just let me share with each of you, that your efforts will translate directly into saving lives and impacting on families and the wider community.” Dr. Mark Jacobson, Medical Director
Someone Cares staff using vital sign monitor donated by St. Vincent’s HealthCare.
Shipment unloading ceremony at Hopital Kimbanguiste de Kinshasa,
Democratic Republic of Congo
Since the start of MedShare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s HealthCare, the Jacksonville, FL location has donated 10,911 pounds of surplus medical supplies and equipment.
MedShare has distributed 5,415 pounds to 31 partner organization in 19 countries and US territories.
Vital sign monitors were donated to clinics in Atlanta, GA and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
The MSA donation programs and partnerships aim to increase the efficiency, value, scope, and quality of medical product donations.
MSA Accredited MSROs adhere to the MedSurplus Alliance Code of Conduct, meaning that they align with the World Health Organization's guidelines for medical product donations. Accredited MSROs have documented and demonstrated their capacity to ensure that only medical products that are requested, safe, and will be used are sent to recipient organizations.
The MSA programs help donors track donations from donor organization to the final recipient. Using information systems, the MSA analyzes data and compiles reports, increasing both the quality of medical product donations and donor organizations' ability to report program impact.
Two challenges impact the health and wellbeing of the planet: unused medical products often end up in landfills, and healthcare providers are desperately in need of medical supplies. Quality medical product donations simultaneously save lives while reducing the donor organization's environmental impact.