Frequently Asked Questions

Find out how you can help and learn more about DonatePPE.

We hope this FAQ answers some of the common questions, if you have any additional questions. Please reach out to us directly! 

Please visit www.maskforce.org

Thank you to everyone offering to donate medical supplies to the front line. In order to get items into the right hands and maintain social distancing and safety, we recommend no hospital drop offs unless indicated so on our database. Our recommendation is to find the closest hospital listed and see what policy each hospital has.

Our friends over at UCSF COVID Student Aid created a starter guide just for you – click here!

We’d love to have all hands to help on this nationwide effort. If you have any additional questions, please email one of our UCSF medical students to get involved and share ideas that can be similarly replicated at other medical schools. Please contact Brian <Brian.McSteen@ucsf.edu>, Hunter <Hunter.Jackson@ucsf.edu>, Brandon <Brandon.Yan@ucsf.edu>, and India <iperezu@ucsf.edu>. Contact me at deyu@donateppe.org for partnerships/advertising – we want to help!

Please go to donateppe.org/hospitals and fill out the form. If your organization is listed already please email us separately and we can help you make modifications. In the near future, we will be moving towards a new registration system that will allow hospitals to make changes on the fly! Look out for additional updates.

Items greatest in need are N95 masks, face masks, isolation gowns, face shields, googles. 
Other items we’re accepting include: disposable head covers/caps, PAPRs, P100 respirators, coveralls/scrubs, shoe-covers, disinfection wipes and liquids, general purpose hand cleansers

Visit the Donate page to see the full list of items needed in the nation’s hospitals. 

We are continually updating the website to encompass all hospitals in need of PPE across the nation however our focus now is in the hardest hit areas (Seattle, California, New York). If you don’t see a hospital close to where you live, consider mailing it to one of the hospitals in great need by emailing info@donateppe.org. We can also pair you with someone closer to where you live via email so you can donate locally. 

If you don’t see a hospital close to where you live, consider mailing it to one of the hospitals in greatest need (Seattle, New York, California) by emailing info@donateppe.org. We can also pair you with someone closer to where you live so you can donate locally if you email us..

At this time due to great need of PPE gear across the nation, we are happy to accept materials that are unused and opened. As long as the PPE is in new condition, we would be happy to accept the donation. 

If you are a supplier, feel free to contact us at info@donateppe.org so we can help set you up with someone who works in supply chains in the hospitals in great need. 

Yes! We just started our fundraising campaign, and we are accepting donations! The funds collected from this donation drive will go directly to purchase PPE for doctors and nurses on the front lines

https://www.gofundme.com/f/donateppe