OC Health Care Agency to Begin Accepting Equipment/Supply Donations

SANTA ANA (CNS) - The Orange County Health Care Agency today will begin accepting donations of protective equipment and supplies from corporations and businesses for use by healthcare providers throughout the county.

HCA will only be accepting donations from corporations and businesses, not the general public, at least for now, according to a county statement.

The following types of protective medical supplies will be accepted in only new and unopened containers and boxes:

-- N-95 surgical masks and face shields (all sizes);

-- Disposable gloves (all sizes);

-- Eye protection;

-- Medical gowns: Disposable gowns and isolation gowns ; and

-- Antibacterial and disinfecting wipes.

The donation offers will be handled by the county's Emergency Operations Center. Personnel will screen the request, and if the criteria is met, the donation will be forwarded to the Orange County Health Care Agency for further vetting.

Donations will be stored in a temperature-controlled environment prior to distribution.

Businesses that would like to donate can call the Orange County Public Information Hotline at 714-628-7085.

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