Banner Health looking for supply donations

Banner Health is asking for donations of medical supplies. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Banner Health is asking for donations of medical supplies. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Banner Health is asking for donations of medical supplies. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Banner Health Foundation is collecting donated medical supplies and personal protective equipment in partnership with Project C.U.R.E. in Tempe.

Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. at 2100 W. 14th St., Bldg. T3, Tempe. Donated supplies will be deployed in Banner Health’s Arizona hospitals and medical centers.


Banner said the following unused items are needed in an opened, sealed box or container.

  • Masks (N95, surgical/procedural)

  • Disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Lysol, other brands)

  • Alcohol-based cleaning wipes, such as Sani-cloth wipes

  • Non-latex gloves (nitrile)

  • Protective face shields or goggles that can be worn over glasses

  • Isolation, surgical or cover gowns; protective Tyvek or similar fabric disposable coveralls

  • Head and shoe covers

  • Non-perfumed hand sanitizer appropriate for use in a clinical setting, with greater than 60% ethanol alcohol or 70% isopropanol (no gels containing glitter)

  • Paper towels

  • Liquid hand soap

  • Homemade masks for optional social-comfort use by Banner health care workers (note: these will not be worn by providers directly caring for COVID-19 patients, nor in any procedure rooms or isolation areas)


Banner Health Foundation is requesting donations of these items from businesses and/or community members who have supplies they do not currently need. Community members are not being asked to purchase new items for donation. However, monetary donations can be made online to support Banner’s COVID-19 response efforts and health care workers at http://give.bannerhealth.com/coronavirus.

To keep volunteers and donors safe, people bringing donations should pack the items into the trunk of their car and pull into the donation line. Donors are asked to leave their windows up and not get out of their cars. A volunteer will unload the items.

All people at the site are advised to practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet apart. Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms, cough or fever should not come to this donation site.
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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