At UConn Health, the delivery of care means long hours, critical decision making and compassion for all of its patients. Carrying out that healthcare and public service mission in the midst of the crisis that is the COVID-19 pandemic puts great strain not only on caregivers but also on resources.
Despite the fact that everyone in the state is under unprecedented levels of stress and vulnerability, UConn Health has benefitted from incredible acts of generosity from the community.
UConn Health is now putting out the call for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), which are in a critical shortage at this time. This effort is being supported by the UConn Foundation.
UConn Health is asking for donations of new and unused:
- N95 respirator face masks
- Disposable face masks
- Face shields and goggles
- Disinfection wipes and liquids
- General-purpose hand cleaners
Those that are able to donate are asked to email UConn Health at COVID19Donations@uchc.edu to contact a staff member and coordinate a drop-off time. Anyone in the UConn Health Community that would like to coordinate third-party donations may use this email as well.
Individuals can also make a donation to UConn Health’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which will help us secure these much-needed supplies and other needs for our hospital.