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Causes: Biomedicine & Bioengineering, General Hospitals, International Development, International Relief

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.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently I got involved with MedShare and have been super impressed! They do great work and all of the employees are helpful and caring. It's a great way to get involved with the community, meeting great people, but also helping worldwide.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Medshare is a great non-profit which benefits both the environment and medical teams worldwide. The environmental aspect is helped by their goal of recycling donated medical supplies from the landfill to agencies which can put these supplies to work. Worldwide medical teams can log onto their website and select the supplies which they actually need. The medical supplies are sorted by volunteers who learn to recognize various medical supplies and check for expiration dates. It is very interesting and a great educational experience.

Shana17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MedShare is the hands-on volunteer opportunity I've been looking for! You really feel like you're making a huge difference and saving countless lives when sorting supplies and packing boxes that go to developing countries. The staff are very friendly and there's a great volunteer center to hang out and chat or eat. I definitely recommend volunteering at MedShare as often as you can.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MedShare has great stories to share. Stories of of seemingly hopeless situations, that can be turned around by the power of the boxes that are sent out. Each box a volunteer packs, is a box of hope and volunteers can really feel like they are saving lives- without having to be a doctor. Its fascinating to hear stories of the kind hearts people have. Listening to Medical Mission teams who are going or coming to place that have been devastated is so inspiring. I might not be able to support some cause or another monetarily, but MedShare makes me feel like I can support people across the globe who really need the surplus that we have!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MedShare is a fantastic organization to work for! We take unused medical supplies and ship them to nations and communities that want and will use them. Instead of hospitals and clinics filling up local landfills with unused supplies, we collect them and our amazing volunteers sort, repackage and prepare them for distribution in the U.S. and abroad.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Former staff

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.