As hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide wrestle with a severe shortage of key medical equipment and therapeutics to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we are witnessing a surge in donations of these much-needed supplies. Pharmaceutical and device manufacturers are stepping forward, donating supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), diagnostics, and therapeutics to benefit the COVID-19 response. Companies from various non-healthcare sectors are increasingly retooling their facilities and converting production lines to make sorely needed face shields, gloves, and hand sanitizers. Individuals and local communities are also contributing through grassroots movements and delivering donations of PPE, including even homesewn masks, to frontline healthcare workers.
This article originally appeared in FDLI Update Magazine.