March 24, 2020

Purdue organizes efforts to donate needed personal protective equipment

Purdue has created a central resource to help with ensuring that its inventory of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as goggles, face shields, surgical/procedural masks and shoe coverings, is being directed to where the need is the greatest.

"Several faculty and staff have spoken up to indicate that the university has resources that could be donated to the medical community to help during this unprecedented time," said Jeff Bolin, associate vice president for research, who is working on the team organizing the efforts. "Purdue’s own first responders and on-site medical personnel may also have unmet critical needs."

In order to help facilitate and streamline donation efforts, a webform has been developed and can be found here to capture information about items that might be donated from current inventory. 

"We thank our Purdue community for initiating and coming together in these efforts," Bolin said.

Faculty or staff members who have PPE that can be donated should work with department heads and business office to begin the process.

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