|To the UW Medicine Community: |
We continue to be in awe of the many expressions of support that we are receiving from you and our broader community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you have also asked how you can donate supplies to meet our critical needs for personal protective equipment (PPE).
We are pleased to announce that starting today, March 23, UW Medicine will be accepting in-kind donations at a drop-off center located near University Village in Seattle. Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays or shipped directly to the center.
The following items will be accepted in their unopened and original packaging:
– Disposable face masks: all types, including N95 respirators
– Clear face shields Clear safety/medical glasses or goggles
– Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) systems
– Exam and surgical gloves
– Isolation gowns
– Disinfecting wipes
– Hand sanitizer
To donate supplies, please begin by submitting the form on the UW Medicine Advancement Emergency Response to COVID-19 website. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions for dropping off or shipping your gift. All in-kind donations must be made through the drop-off center rather than individual hospitals and clinics. You can also email email@example.com if you have questions.
Please feel free to share this information with your friends and families. They can also offer their support with words of encouragement and online donations.
We are strengthened by the overwhelming show of support that we are receiving from our community and welcome all contributions with great gratitude.
President, UW Medicine Hospitals & Clinics
Timothy H. Dellit, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine
President, UW Physicians