Donating Used Medical Equipment

The fastest and easiest way to get rid of unneeded medical items is to donate them. Depending on the items, consider the following options for donation:

  • A local hospice, nursing home, church, Veterans Affairs hospital, or Center for Independent Living
  • Charities, including Alliance for Smiles, American Red Cross, American Medical Resource Foundation, Easter Seals, Med-Eq, MedShare, Project CURE, and United Way
  • A local Goodwill store or Salvation Army
  • Eyeglasses

The Lions Club Recycle for Sight program, Eyes for the Needy, and New Eyes

A local eye doctor who may participate in one of these programs

  • Hearing aids

The Starkey Hearing Foundation Hear Now program

The Lions Club Hearing Aid Recycling Program, Hearing Charities of America, and Hearing Loss Association of America

In some instances, charitable giving has the added benefit of being tax-deductible. Receipts can be given during an in-person donation or requested from the organization in the case of drop-box or mail donations.