Organization Profile

MedWish International

http://www.medwish.org

For those suffering from health problems around the globe, MedWish International is there to help provide them with unused medical supplies that give them a fighting chance. Many of the products donated through MedWish International would otherwise be thrown away and end up in landfills. Thus, MedWish International helps hospitals deal with the serious issue of medical surplus. (It's estimated that in the U.S. each year over 2,000 tons of such discarded material is buried in landfills or incinerated.) How exactly does the process work? Hospitals donate unused items, which are sorted and boxed by MedWish's committed corps of volunteers. The supplies are then inventoried and are made available to individuals and organizations traveling to developing countries. Those who are traveling to hospitals and clinics in developing countries complete a brief application to receive supplies. Once approved, an appointment is set and the "match is made." The traveling volunteers ensure that the supplies make it directly to the hospitals that need them. Incredibly, MedWish International has collected over 520,000 pounds of lifesaving medical supplies and assisted more than 45 countries since its inception in 1993.

Health & Wellness
People with Health-based Concerns
Cleveland, OH, 44114