Nassau begins accepting donations of medical supplies to help battle pandemic

A drive for much needed medical supplies began Tuesday morning at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

Like Suffolk County, Nassau is looking for a list of unopened medical supplies to use in local hospitals.

Those at home are asked to donate extra masks or boxes of gloves – as the number of patients in local hospitals continues to rise due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The drive is taking place at Field 3 in Eisenhower Park Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When residents come to donate, they are being told to not leave their car and to practice social distancing.
List of unopened products needed:
• N95 surgical masks in unopened container/boxes
• Eye protection, such as goggles and face shields
• Nitrile gloves in unopened boxes which have not expired
• Disposable medical gowns (paper which is fluid resistant or plastic)
• Shoe cover/booties
• No-Touch thermometers
• Thermometer probe covers
• HEPA filters for ventilators / Anesthesia machines
• Antibacterial and disinfecting wipes – typically alcohol or bleach-based
• Disinfecting wipes (Clorox/Lysol)
• Hand Sanitizer
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