Carilion Clinic asking for donations of gloves, masks for doctors and staff

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Doctors at Carilion Clinic are asking you to help supply them with protective gear because supplies are hard to come by.

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Carilion will be set up at various locations this week, including the Tanglewood mall, accepting donations. Tuesday, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity dropped off donations at a big white van in front of the future Carilion Children's' hospital in the old J.C. Penney.

Carilion is looking for gear like face masks, gloves, protective eye-wear and gowns - some of which they've received already from the dental community, after it was recommended those offices close for now.

"They were the first ones that stepped up and said how can we help, and you know we've got all this PPE sitting in our offices, we're not using it so they've donated that," said Dr. Michael Nussbaum, Senior VP & Chair of Surgery, Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion. "Lots of people in the community have these supplies, they don't need them all and it's, every little bit helps right now."

Dr. Nussbaum anticipates the need for these items will only increase.
Right now they're not accepting homemade masks, but Carilion is looking into ways in which they could use them in the future.

Carilion Clinic is asking for the following items:

-Latex-free gloves
-Procedural masks 
-Surgical masks
-Surgical masks with shield
-Nasal swabs for medical use  
-N95 respirators and N95 filters
-Other respirators (P100's, PAPR's, and PAPR supplies/parts) 
-Face shields 
-Splash shields
-Gowns 
-Hand sanitizer, greater than 60 percent alcohol
-Hand soap
-Disposable shoe covers
-Disinfecting wipes 

Drop-off locations and hours are: 

Franklin County:
Franklin County High School
700 Tanyard Road
Rocky Mount, VA 
Opens at noon on Tuesday, March 24
Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 – Saturday, March 28

Giles County:
Goodwill Store and Donation Center
186 Boxwood Lane
Pearisburg, VA 
Open 8 a.m – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24
Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 – Friday, March 27

Lexington:
Washington and Lee University Pavilion
159 West Denny Circle
Lexington, VA
Opens at 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24

New River Valley:
Radford University David E. Armstrong Complex Parking Lot  E
501 Stockton Street
Radford, VA 
Dates and times TBD

Roanoke:
Tanglewood Mall parking lot in front of former J.C. Penney 
4420-A Electric Road
Roanoke, VA
Dates and times TBD

Tazewell County:
Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office
140 School Street, #3
Tazewell, VA
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 – Friday, March 27 

Public questions about donations may be directed via email to PPE_Donations@carilionclinic.org. We will update as we get additional information on dates and times for specific locations.

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