3240 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, GA 30034
They recycle surplus medical supplies and equipment (but not pharmaceuticals) for use by healthcare institutions in developing countries. Since 1998, MedShare has sent over 1,000 forty-foot shipments of medical supplies and equipment and has provided supplies to over 400 medical missions–helping medically underserved people in 95 countries. In fiscal year 2013, they sent 138 forty-foot shipments to 28 countries. Their website has a list of products most frequently requested and an online inventory. Recently MedShare established a Biomedical Training Program whereby Americans can go abroad and teach local people how to use the medical equipment most effectively. See the Annual Report on MedShare’s website for stories about this and many other things they do.
In addition to the main facility near Atlanta, they have a Western Distribution Center at 2937 Alvardo Street; San Leandro, CA 94577 (near San Francisco). The phone there is 510-567-7070, and the fax is 510-567-7071. The e-mail and website are the same as for the main facility. In 2014, they established a Northeast Regional Volunteer and Collection Center at 710 Penhorn Ave., Unit 3; P.O. Box 2075; Seacaucus, NJ 07096 (near New York City). The phone there is 201-866-6090 and fax is 201-866-8321.