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Posted on: March 24, 2020

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Announces Opening of Medical Supply Donation Site

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Announces Opening of Medical Supply Donation Site

Drive-through collection site provides, safe, easy way to support COVID-19 response

 ATHENS, OH -  OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital is announcing the opening of a temporary donation site to provide a safe, convenient way to donate needed medical supplies while honoring the Governor and the State’s directives on social distancing and group gatherings.

This drive-up, drop-off collection site, located in the parking lot of O’Bleness Hospital (55 Hospital Drive), will allow individuals to donate needed items without having to get out of their car. The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, 3/25 through Friday, 3/27 and Monday, 3/30 through Friday, 4/3. Future collection times and locations may be announced at a later date.

To donate, please send an email to: supplydonation@ohiohealth.com and OhioHealth will contact you to finalize the donation.

OhioHealth is accepting donations of the following new, unopened medical supplies:

o N-95 Masks
o Face Shields
o Surgery Masks
o Procedure Masks
o Medical Eyewear/Glasses
o Isolation Gowns
o Medical Coveralls
o Exam Gloves (S,M,L)
o Hand Sanitizer
o Soap
o Bleach
o Toilet Paper
o Biohazard Bags
o Disposable Lab Coats
o Nebulizers

The Athens City-County Health Department is also collecting other medical equipment for first responders and health care providers. If you would like to donate any of these items, please call 740-592-4431, and press 0 for an operator to schedule a time to deliver items as the health department is currently closed to walk-in traffic. The health department is also collecting homemade masks for the hospital in the event that they become necessary.

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