MedShare International

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Health, International

Location: 3240 Clifton Springs Road Decatur GA 30034 USA

Mission: MedShare is dedicated to bridging the gap between surplus and need to improve health care and the environment in the United States and abroad.
Results: Since MedShare was incorporated in 1998, the organization has prepared and shipped over 630 containers of medical supplies and equipment abroad. These items have improved health care for more than one million people in 85 countries and territories. MedShare has also had a significant impact on the environment as 1.7 million cubic feet of landfill space has been saved.
Target demographics: MedShare is committed to serving all needy health care institutions regardless of religion, politics or race. MedShare often partners with various faith-based and civic initiatives in efforts to fulfill its mission.
Geographic areas served: MedShare has sent medical supplies and equipment to 85 countries and territories around the world. For a full list, click here: http://www.medshare.org/shipments
Programs: In FY 2010, MedShare shipped 103 forty-foot containers and supplied over 340 volunteer medical teams with much needed medical supplies and equipment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I absolutely love MedShare...I've volunteered with them twice and the experience was great, I love what they stand for and how a few hours of your time can make such a huge difference to so many

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the operater of a pediatric neurosurgical hospital in eastern Uganda, we rely heavily on donated and procured supplies and equipment not available in-country. MedShare has been a integral partner in delivering the highest quality neurosurgery to some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in the world. Their sense of urgency and professionalism help them stand out in the crowd. We apprecaite their commitment to us and our work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Uganda

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Although some challenges are unavoidable, better descriptions of some supplies and (equipment) accessories would help in the ordering process.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MedShare is one of those rare instances where everything just clicks and is just right. MedShare collects unused medical supplies and equipment from hospitals that would otherwise go into our landfills. ENVIRONMENT PROTECTED. It then sorts, verifies and boxes the supplies, and sends it to pre-verified recipients. But unlike a lot of charities that "assume" what a recipient needs or wants, MedShare asks the recipient what it needs, and ships exactly that. No waste of material, no wasted shipping costs. LIVES SAVED. Many times, donors don't follow up to make sure that their gifts are properly used and that the gifts are in the right hands. MedShare always follows-up and ensures that its donations are appropriately used. MedShare just does things right and I am very proud to be associated with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have had a lot of experience in Africa with NGO's and have seen so much waste, which is so incredibly frustrating. MedShare is an incredible organization, working extremely efficiently and well to bring improved healthcare to people all over the world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't really have areas of change. I only wish more people knew about this fine organization.

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