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Donating Gently Used Durable Medical Equipment (DME)


Ilaine
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I would like to donate some things left over from recuperating from foot surgery: walker, crutches, knee crutch, knee roller, sliding shower chair, portable wheelchair ramps, two unused bedpans (just could not "go" in a bedpan), and a variety of walking boots.  I already gave the wheelchair to my nephew with muscular dystropy.

Fairfax County recommends the Washington Wheelchair Society but that's out of business.  Every other place I've tried comes up out of business.

I've had some general suggestions but nothing concrete.  I could put on Craigslist or Freecycle but would rather donate to an organization which assists persons in need.

Any specific suggestion welcomed.

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Crosslink International

When Karen passed away, I had some very expensive medications that were unused, including vials of EPO that needed to stay refrigerated - it's illegal to re-use these in America, but they can ship them abroad, and said they would. I did my homework, and this was the only place in the area that was recycling prescriptions at the time. It's technically a Christian organization, but it's non-denominational in terms of whom they serve.

The local office is right around the corner from Pizzeria Orso, and the home page is here.

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Cross link and Yellow Ribbon not interested. Found a great organization - free-foundation.org, based in Roanoke, with a donation site in the Richmond Goodwill on Midlothian Turnpike. My younger son lives in Richmond and will be visiting soon, so he can haul the stuff for me. They won't take the bedpans or the surgical boot and shoes so will offer on Freecycle.

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