TRIMEDX Foundation Encourages Responsible Donation

In order to assist hospitals in developing nations with optimizing donated medical equipment, TRIMEDX Foundation partners with Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations (MSROs). MSROs accept donated medical equipment, and TRIMEDX Foundation works alongside them by providing expert assessment, repair and consultation regarding donated equipment. Volunteers work with MSROs by repairing medical equipment and preparing it for international shipment to ensure it fits the needs of the receiving facility and is received in good working condition.​​​​​​​  

The World Health Organization estimates that over 70 percent of medical equipment donated to developing countries does not work or is not suitable for the needs of the population.

Denise Sears, president and CEO of Supplies Over Seas in Louisville, Kentucky, cannot highlight the value of responsible donation enough. “Working with MSROs is important for healthcare organizations wanting to donate equipment overseas,” says Sears. “While the donor may be well intentioned, uncoordinated shipments could contain items that are expired, or lack accessories, parts or manuals. Matching medical equipment with the needs of our partners is critical.”

TRIMEDX Foundation, in cooperation with MSROs, is available to educate donors and recipients to ensure donated equipment is appropriate, in good working order and includes accessories.

For more information regarding TRIMEDX Foundation MSRO partners, and ways to donate medical equipment, please contact TRIMEDX Foundation by phone at 317-275-1558 or email missions@trimedxfoundation.org.

Thanks to the generosity of so many, TRIMEDX Foundation continues to make a global impact by raising the standard of health care for communities in need. TRIMEDX Foundation is a ministry committed to sharing knowledge, inspiring independence and improving healthcare by meeting the unique needs of the communities we serve.