Guidelines for Hospitals, Medical Centers, Nursing Homes and Medical Practitioners

We recover supplies in three general categories:

• Equipment and durables that work but are being replaced with newer technology;
• Dead inventory/ consumables that are still within expiration date and not damaged;
• Operating Room or Medical Floor consumables that were not contaminated during surgery or medical care (e.g. those that were on the back table in surgery and never used or bedside unused medical supplies).

 

To donate durables/ equipment:

• Items must be in decent working order, safe for use, reasonably clean and in acceptable physical appearance;
• Provide dated approval from Biotech (confirming good working condition of equipment);
• Provide accessory parts/ products for the equipment, if available and if in inventory;
• Provide manual, if available, for donated equipment. Any schematic illustration or maintenance manual for the product is appreciated.

Note: Afya may not be able to accept all durable/ equipment donations.

To donate consumables:

• Items must be within expiration (1+ year);
• We cannot accept any pharmaceuticals;
• Supplies must not be contaminated by body fluid or blood;
• All items may be combined into boxes/bags.

Regulations/ Guidelines:

• Donor must clear any items identified under FDA Rules.
• If donation has a Device Tracking Requirement (Federal Law 21 CFR Parts 8), it must have proper paper work.
• All included fluid containers must be empty and fluid lines must be flushed.
• All disposable batteries must be removed.
• Aged or leaking rechargeable batteries must be removed.

 

ACCEPTABLE SUPPLIES FOR DONATION:

• Anesthesia supplies

• Cardiac surgery supplies

• Debrillators with pads or paddles

• Delivery (maternity) beds

• Drains

• Drapes

• Dressings, gauze and tape

• EKG/ EEG supplies and equipment

• Electrodes (in date)

• Electrosurgical units

• Endoscope equipment with necessary scopes

• Feeding supplies and equipment

• Fetal doppler and equipment

• First aid supplies

• Furniture and other hospital furnishings

• GI supplies

• Gloves – surgical and exam

• Gowns – surgical and patient

• Infant incubator/ warmer

• IV supplies and fluids

• Lab supplies and equipment (must be reasonably clean)

• Labor and delivery supplies

• Laryngoscopes

• Microscopes

• Monitoring supplies and equipment

• Needle counters

• Needles (sterile)

• OB/GYN supplies

• Ophthalmology supplies

• Orthopedic supplies

• Ostomy supplies

• Otoscopes and ophalmoscopes

• OR packs (partial or intact)

• Operating/ procedure room equipment

• Patient care (nursing) supplies

• Pediatric supplies

• Personal hygiene items

• Plastic ware

• Procedural trays

• Protective clothing/ face ware

• Pulse oximeters

• Respiratory supplies

• Skin prep items

• Staplers

• Stethoscopes

• Sterilization supplies and equipment

• Surgical instruments (must be autoclaved)

• Suction machines (no glass containers)

• Suction/ irrigation supplies

• Sutures (sterile)

• Syringes

• Therapeutic equipment

• Towels

• Ultrasound machines and portable X-rays

• Urinary supplies

• Vascular clips

• Ventilators

• Waste disposal containers, sharps containers

• Wheelchairs and crutches