During the coronavirus pandemic, there's a shortage on personal protective equipment and it's hurting healthcare worker's ability to do their jobs. Well a bunch of private and nonprofit organizations started an initiative so people can donate masks and any medical equipment to hospitals. If you have any N95 masks or any gloves, you can mail them in for free. UPS, Microsoft, the American Hospital Association and Kaiser Permanente created this project called "Protecting People Everywhere" using the same initials as personal protective equipment. They are asking for gloves, medical-grade respirators, goggles and gowns and there's a 10 unit minimum to donate. The app and website is called HealthEquip and the service will connect donors with hospitals. Hospitals can sign up to request the equipment they need and once the system pairs a donor with a recipient, the hospital will cover all of the shipping costs and then UPS will deliver it. Hospitals will then decide how to test, evaluate and deploy the donations once they arrive. You can download the HealthEquip app now through the App Store and Google Play Store.
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