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Want to donate protective equipment to hospitals? A group of Stanford University medical students can help.

Original post made on Mar 28, 2020

A group of Stanford University medical students quickly mobilized this past week to set up a drive for masks and other personal protective equipment at Stanford Shopping Center continuing this weekend.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:03 PM

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Posted by Mario
a resident of University South
on Mar 28, 2020 at 6:45 am

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Posted by A
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 28, 2020 at 1:31 pm

Their site is the parking lot to the west of Neiman Marcus store.


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Posted by Eva
a resident of Ventura
on Mar 28, 2020 at 2:28 pm

@Lloyd Lee: according to Stanford’s website donated items must not only be new, but must also be in in unopened, original packaging. I tried to donate an open package of 9 new N-95 masks last week, but they Was told they weren’t acceptable.

Web Link


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Posted by Lloyd
a resident of another community
on Mar 28, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Hi @Eva, thank you for bringing that up! Certain hospitals such as the one on the website you linked will ONLY be accepting unopened equipment. But for this PPE drive, the students have told me they will be accepting opened equipment as long as it is unused and packaged in ziploc bags.

Hope that clears things up!


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Posted by Melissa
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:26 am

This is really concerning. My dad is a manufacture in China. And he has bulk PPE supply. I believe currently there are surgical masks($0.6/pc), N95($3/pc), and personal protective gowns($10/pc), all in manufacturing condition. It is just concerning to me that China has ramped up supplies, and why can't we import from them. While donation can help, the real solution is mass manufacturing capacity.


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Posted by June
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:40 pm

I saw similar comment from my NextDoor community. PPl are eager to jump in and help, but A few comments are not positive. They insisted on made in US. The attitude turns ppl away. Don’t we need an open mind to solve this global issue to save life!


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:23 am

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