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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed!

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed!

How can we help healthcare workers—doctors, nurses, and staff—when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in short supply? Here’s suggestions:

Items needed: fund donations, N95-respirators and surgical masks, nitrile gloves, face shields, eye guards/goggles, hospital-type gowns, disinfectant wipes. At present, hospitals are not calling for homemade masks. 

#GetMePPE Bay Area donor form 

This form helps you donate Bay Area PPE needs. Pick your region, what you have, where to pick it up, and click Submit.

Major South Bay Medical Centers, donation contact info

· Good Samaritan Hosp.: volunteer coordinator 408-559-2344,; drive-up PPE dropoff at Good Sam Hosp., east entrance, 2425 Samaritan Dr., San Jose

· Kaiser Santa or 408-851-0660; daytime drive-up PPE dropoff at Kaiser Santa Clara, 700 Lawrence Expwy-Homestead entrance, valet post. Donations website 

· Kaiser San Jose: 408-972-7419; drive-up PPE dropoff at 248 Hospital Parkway, San Jose, 10 am-2 pm M-F

· PAMF (Sutter Health) Santa Clara: donations 844-987-6099; drive-up PPE dropoff at 3544 Bassett St., Santa Clara 95054, 7am-4pm M-F; 9 am-1pm weekends

· Valley Medical Donations to Santa Clara County hospitals and clinics. Includes drop-off place, times, contact info. Call 408-885-5299 before delivery or email  “A movement by people in medicine on the front lines of the COVID pandemic.” Donate by region, state, etc. Link for PPE makers, petition for PPE to President/VP, etc.

DonatePPE: for PPE donations to Bay Area, other regions, all states. “…a partnership between engineers, UCSF COVID Student Aid, and medical students across the country.” FAQ link to homemade PPE.