Last Spring, as COVID-19 was surging, the U-M hospital began experiencing PPE and cleaning supply shortages. All throughout the university, research labs donated materials such as masks, gloves, and disinfectants. Even across Ann Arbor, local businesses like pharmacies and dental practices dropped off donations at NCRC. In the midst of a very anxious and challenging environment, our colleagues stepped up to the plate to support the U-M clinical operation.
As the university now moves cautiously toward more routine operations, some of the donated supplies that could not be used by the hospital remain at NCRC. Michigan Medicine’s supply chain team is in the process of clearing the space and are offering the remaining donated materials to the research community. Faculty and staff are welcome to take anything they might find useful in their laboratories. Examples of some of the remaining supplies:
- Shoe covers
- Disposable lab gowns and coats (various sizes)
- Full body coveralls (white Tyvek style), some with hoods, various sizes
- Nitrile gloves (non-latex), various sizes
- Vinyl gloves (non-latex), various sizes
- Disinfectant wipes (standard Lysol/Clorox scented wipes)
- Non-surgical style masks
- Scrubs, various sizes
- Face Shields
The materials will be available in the South Atrium and nearby rooms G063/G064 of NCRC Building 10, Monday-Friday, April 12-23, 8:00AM-2:00PM. Entry will be at the loading dock of Building 90, where business vehicle parking is available. Blue and paid visitor parking is nearby in lots NC99 and NC100.
Visitors must adhere to standard COVID policies regarding mask usage and social distancing. Availability of materials is first-come, first-served. Please bring bags or carts, as those who find items they wish to claim for their labs should be prepared to transport materials themselves.
Any supplies left over at the end will be donated to World Relief.
Questions? Contact Preston Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.