UNC Health and WakeMed Seek Donations of Masks, Other Critical Medical Supplies

Sunday March 29, 2020

This past Sunday, UNC Health and WakeMed asked our community to donate much-needed medical supplies to help protect workers and patients across their respective systems. We are thrilled to say that as of today, we have received over 710,000 pieces donated at our drop-off locations! Through this generosity, our community has helped reach our goal of extending the ability of our hospitals to provide care as our hospitals receive higher numbers of coronavirus patients.

Given the tremendous response and the need for more supplies, we will extend the hours of our UNC Wellness Center drop-off locations. If you would still like to donate any of the items listed below, please visit us at either Wellness Center during one of the following days and times:

UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
100 Sprunt Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
·        Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

UNC Wellness Center at Northwest Cary
350 Stonecroft Lane
Cary, North Carolina 27519
·        Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Most Urgent Needs
·        N95 masks
·        Surgical masks
·        Surgical masks with shield
·        Nasal swabs for medical use
Other Needs
·        Disinfectant
·        Eye protection, including safety goggles/glasses
·        Face shield
·        Gloves, disposable
·        Gowns, disposable
·        Hand sanitizer, greater than 60% alcohol
·        Hand soap
·        Shoe covers, disposable
·        Handmade masks

All items will be collected outside at the main entrance driveway of each location. We ask that you leave all donations on the designated tables. For the safety of you and our staff, we will be practicing social distancing while receiving donations.

It was great for our staff to see many of you this past week. We hope you are all doing well and staying safe during this time. Please feel free to spread the word to any friends, family or colleagues who may be willing to make a donation over the next week. You truly made a difference for us and we are extremely grateful.

For more information visit: https://www.unchealthcare.org/coronavirus/ways-to-help/