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Medshare International

Rating: 4.94 stars   17 reviews 1,254

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, International

Address:

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:

MedShare has shipped 1,000 forty-foot containers of medical supplies and equipment to over 96 developing countries and to safety-net clinics in the U.S. Over 8,000 volunteers help us sort and repackage these supplies so that hospitals can order exactly what they need.

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770-323-5858
www.medshare.org

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am greatly impressed by this organization and encourage all to support their wonderful work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MedShare is amazing - enough said. They provide much needed medical equipment and supplies to countries around the world. They change lives and save lives!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MedShare is one of the most wonderful MSROs around! Volunteering with this organization is incredible -- you are physically preparing boxes for those in desperate need across the globe while also reducing the amount of waste that goes in our landfills. The staff is top-notch too! I started as a volunteer and then spent many years working with them. I can easily say I will always be a MedShare supporter!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MedShare is an extraordinary non-profit with dedicated and caring staff. They collect and redistribute surplus medical supplies and equipment to those people and areas most in need, thus enhancing global healthcare and improving the environment. My son and I have volunteered at MedShare in Atlanta and each time it has been such a meaningful experience. They are very well organized and have everything in place for volunteers to begin working their 3 hour shift when they get there. Volunteers help sort, pack and label the medical
supplies in boxes for shipment. The last time we were there, we helped pack medical supplies for the earthquake stricken areas in Nepal. Our group have also received help from MedShare on our medical missions to impoverished communities in developing countries with little or no access to health care. MedShare is an organization truly worthy of supporting.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the great opportunity to volunteer with this organization for the past two years. They are very well organized, there facility is well maintained and their staff is very welcoming! This organization deserves much more recognition than it currently receives, their work is incredibly and helping the healthcare of many foreign and suffering countries.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a regular volunteer at MedShare in Decatur and the hours I spend there are always fun and give me a sense of having done something tangible. The sort sessions are also a great way to see a cross section of Atlantans who put helping out high on their list; young, oldish, groups, individuals.
MedShare is well organized, which makes it a fun place to spend a few hours. There is enough structure and guidance to keep the process moving so that the groups can make a dent in the never-ending supply of medical supplies that need sorting or boxing.
My #1 volunteering gig!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My coworkers and I have been taking our Surgical Tech students to Medshare for 3 years. It is always such a rewarding experience for them, and a great teaching moment for them to see first-hand how so many common place items that we take for granted (and possibly waste) are so valuable to others around the world. Alvaro and Dr. Bayor have become family to us and are always so grateful for our groups' help. MedShare truly makes a difference by providing the exact supplies needed, not just want they want to send out.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MedShare's staff, Board, donors and volunteers truly make the most of all resources and opportunities for the benefit of those who do not have access to essential healthcare supplies and equipment. I have watched the organization grow from a visionary start-up (with one staff member in donated warehouse space) to a highly impactful NGO with operations in three key US locations. Recently I joined MedShare's key leaders and donors on a trip to Nicaragua to experience the organization's impact 'on the ground.' I came back even more convinced of MedShare's value and am very thankful for the opportunity to contribute to MedShare.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MedShare is an exceptionally well run business "with a heart." Having worked in the for-profit world for many, many years, it is so gratifying to be involved with a humanitarian organization that has the discipline of a corporation and a mission that has such a meaningful impact.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with MedShare for over 15 years. It is an outstanding organization that is run with the discipline of business to provide unused life saving medical supplies and refurbished equipment to health care organizations around the globe. MedShare considers the dignity of the recipient and only sends what is needed and requested. The products build the capacity of the health organizations that provide health services.

MedShare also provides supplies for safety net clinics in the US, supplies for medical mission teams, and team building opportunities for those who volunteer for sorting products.

I have personally visited recipient organizations in Ghana, Haiti and Kenya, and other board members have personally visited those in Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Viet Nam to name a few. Seeing the difference the life saving supplies and equipment make in so many health care organizations and for so many people who would otherwise not be served is truly inspiring.

We often talk about MedShare Magic that allows so much to be done with the resources that are seized, but it is truly the result of the real passion and leadership that is provided by the staff and so many members of the board. Yet, MedShare is never satisfied with what is, and is stretching to better communiciate the mission. Explicating the theory of change, along with the appropriate measures of processes, outputs and ultimately impacts is viewed as essential.

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