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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, International, International Development, Recycling

Mission: Medical Bridges, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to procuring medical and surgical supplies and equipment for donation to qualified providers of charitable medical care in less developed countries.

Programs: Medical Bridges assists people and organizations send medical supplies and equipment to providers of indigent healthcare in developing countries via forty-foot ocean freight containers and by hand-carried shipments.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an automation engineer who moved to Houston from Monterrey, Mexico, in September, after marrying my then-girlfriend, Erika, in July. I currently volunteer at Medical Bridges as a Sort Room Volunteer.

I found out about Medical Bridges thanks to my career coach, who set objectives for me, including volunteer work. I came across Medical Bridges online in August and have volunteered twice a week since then.

In looking for volunteer opportunities in Houston, I wanted to open the door for employment opportunities in the medical industry and thought it would be a good idea to volunteer in a medical-related organization, to expand my network of contacts.

Whether it's just a regular day, sorting new, incoming boxes or whether it's sorting a big pile of orthopedic devices, or even sorting the full bins with many different items, I like those challenges. They take my mind of the challenges of job hunting, while helping me achieve that same goal.

Beyond sorting medical supplies, I also lent my process document skills and designed a sorting instruction guide that will eventually be used in the Sort Room as a tool for new volunteers. The way I see it, it will help things go faster. That's what I do, professionally, as an automation engineer.

This world needs more people willing to volunteer. There are just not enough hands to help those in need. Just a couple of hours a week can make a big impact in your life, as well as many others.

Review from #MyGivingStory

Client Served

Rating: 3

Dow University of Health sciences is a public sector university of Pakistan having core areas of Health Education and primary to tertiary Health care service. we work from totally free to not for profit financial model.DUHS was introduced to medical Bridges in 2008 by our mutual friend who was getting medical supplies from medical bridges for Pakistan.Medical Bridges since then has assisted Dow University in optimising the services of a tertiary care hospital by donating Hospital beds Ultra sound machines examination tables and other hospital supplies.Dow has been visited by one of the board members of medical bridges to assess the needs and we were further benefited by the donation of hospital supplies .As Vice Chancellor I greatly appreciates the effort of medical bridges to bridge the gap in health care across the world and wish them all the best in their future endeavors Professor Masood Hameed Khan

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having traveled the world throughout my career, I have seen the need first hand. Medical Bridges mission of connecting those who have with those who don't is obvious and very needed. We keep surplus materials out of landfills in the US and put them in the hands of needy organizations world wide. The staff at MB is truly committed to this mission.

Elsie I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Here's expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Medical Bridges for making our endeavor doubly successful and strong! Deltawomen's drive to donate medical supplies to the flood displaced people of Delta State, Nigeria would have been incomplete were it nor for Medical Bridges! Elsie Ijorogu Reed CEO/Founder Deltawomen.

3 John Z.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on many nonprofit boards, but Medical Bridges has one of the most committed boards that I have encountered with time, talent and financial contributions. Aligned with the dedicated staff and volunteers, everyone works to obtain donated quality medical supplies and equipment and send them to requesting nonprofit health providers in developing countries. The nonprofit clients of Medical Bridges select the items needed from inventory, which means they get what they want and need, and they have the comfort of knowing that Medical Bridges sends in-date supplies and working equipment with access to manuals for operation/maintenance. Unfortunately not all medical suppply recovery organizations send what the clients want and some also send broken or unusable items thus transferring medical equipment and supply waste to developing countries. Instead, Medical Bridges is committed to helping with selected medical supplies and equipment, and is committed to environmental zero waste in its repurpose and reuse. From USA medical and dental surplus, others can have lifesaving and lifechanging opportunities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our scope is to provide International Shipping & Logistics services to Medical Bridges. Medical Bridges is a highly professional organization with caring, compassionate and hardworking people. We are proud to be associated with Medical Bridges.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Medical Bridges actually made the critical difference in adequately equipping the newly established Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria in her efforts at raising the healthcare standards in the country and entire West African sub-region. MB gives personalized service tailored to meet your real needs rather than just throw things at you which are neither needed nor serviceable. They follow up on their shipments and demand strict accountability. We received twenty (20) forty-foot containers of top grade equipment within a twelve month period and they are extending this to other sister institutions in South America and Asia.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Medical Bridges gathers surplus and donated medical equipment, supplies and meds in the Houston, Texas area. Our non-profit, Agape In Action, Inc. has called on them numerous times to help provision medical missionary teams sent to Haiti and Guatemala. They have always provided a lot of what is needed for a nominal fee. We love to work with this organization.