Gundersen Health System officials Wednesday began asking for donations of medical equipment as they prepare for a potential surge in patients because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitals across the nation have said they're running out of personal-protective equipment, but Gundersen officials describe its current stockpile as "adequate."
Here's a list of supplies Gundersen is accepting:
- Face shields
- Digital thermometers
- Eye protection, such as safety glasses and goggles
- Hand sanitizer that is at least 60 percent alcohol
- Sanitizing wipes
- Masks, including both N95 and surgical masks
In addition, cash donations for purchasing equipment and supporting medical research, such as the COVID-19 test Gundersen's microbiology research lab recently developed, also are being accepted by the foundation.
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