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Posted: 3/23/2020 5:00:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2020 5:04:23 PM EDT by PikeSlayer]
So, I have a crapton of these stored. Probably 1,000 or more. Since we are on the compound now and never leaving, I figured I would donate some. Took about 500 to the fire department & EMS station down the road. Nope, they don't want them.

Hospital happily took them.

Maybe the guy there was a retard or something.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:01:33 PM EDT
That's mighty kind of you.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:03:32 PM EDT
I only have 20 masks here and probably will never need them.
Thought about donating them to the Sheriffs dept... but not sure if 20 would make much difference.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:04:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2020 5:05:16 PM EDT by thesilvercord]
They prob don’t want someone covid 19 positive to cough on the inside of all of them and get the whole team sick.

Unfortunately it’s a legitimate concern in today’s world.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:04:54 PM EDT
I have 20 at the surgery center when they are done so is our work.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:07:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thesilvercord:
They prob don’t want someone covid 19 positive to cough on the inside of all of them and get the whole team sick.

Unfortunately it’s a legitimate concern in today’s world.
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not sure how that would work...my stash from 2006 are all individually sealed, are some not sealed?
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:11:33 PM EDT
They told me they weren't the right brand. They can only use ones branded 3m in some manner. Mine are made by some place called Sperian. Hospital was like "fuck yeah!"
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:12:51 PM EDT
If they don't want them, they don't need them.

If they needed them they would have wanted them!!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:13:03 PM EDT
Good job, OP!
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:17:31 PM EDT
County here is taking donations to distribute to hospitals.  Fire guys are stupid for turning down.
I’ve been looking for some for our SAR team but no go yet.  We have zero masks, enough gloves though.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:17:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2020 5:18:32 PM EDT by Makarov]
Our personal inventory was 62. I have used ONE at work to secure an area where Coronavirus had been. My Wife is an EMT (becoming a Paramedic) so she is going to wait and see if they need them at her Station.

FWIW- She believes many people are using them too frivolously; “Hey I’m going to get a cup of coffee, better put a mask on”.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:17:38 PM EDT
Thanks for doing this.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:19:39 PM EDT
Do you have any more? Our clinic only had about 20 on hand and can't source any more

PM me if so
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:19:39 PM EDT
Donate them to the hospital........ get sick later and the same hospital will bill you $15k.  Fuck them, they didnt prepare
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:20:26 PM EDT
Good man OP even if you are a 13er
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:20:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By PikeSlayer:
They told me they weren't the right brand. They can only use ones branded 3m in some manner. Mine are made by some place called Sperian. Hospital was like "fuck yeah!"
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Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:21:00 PM EDT
Do people not understand how they don't wear out and they can be reused indefinitely?
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:22:31 PM EDT
Fire chief needs a reason for his department to shut down so he can go on vacation.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:23:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrYar:
Do people not understand how they don't wear out and they can be reused indefinitely?
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Traditional CDC guidelines say one mask/one patient.  Otherwise you run a risk of cross contamination of other rooms/areas/patients.  They've suspended this though, since there aren't enough masks to do that.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:25:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GTHKTX:
Do you have any more? Our clinic only had about 20 on hand and can't source any more

PM me if so
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PM sent.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:25:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GrinningDag:
Fire chief needs a reason for his department to shut down so he can go on vacation.
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Maybe
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:26:13 PM EDT
My wife's bank surplussed some of their pandemic supplies late last year. Bad timing. I took two boxes of N95 masks to use as dust masks when working around the house.

I gave them to a co-worker. His wife had a double lung transplant last year due to cystic fibrosis. Getting any respiratory illness could kill her.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:28:56 PM EDT
I gave 240 of our 3M N95 masks to our local hospital.  Hell they are asking ladies to sew fabric masks, so I was pretty sure they would take these.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:32:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PikeSlayer:
So, I have a crapton of these stored. Probably 1,000 or more. Since we are on the compound now and never leaving, I figured I would donate some. Took about 500 to the fire department & EMS station down the road. Nope, they don't want them.

Hospital happily took them.

Maybe the guy there was a retard or something.
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Good Bless your attitude and your soul! Wish we were more like that.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:34:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By PikeSlayer:
They told me they weren't the right brand. They can only use ones branded 3m in some manner. Mine are made by some place called Sperian. Hospital was like "fuck yeah!"
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NIOSH N95 certified is NIOSH N95 certified.  Virtually every material safety products company makes one, 3M, Sperian, Radians, MSA, etc.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:36:13 PM EDT
If you have anymore. There is a local primary care clinic that is in dire need of these. Please IM me.

Madison WI are. The docs there are using homemade mask to run a sick clinic.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:37:32 PM EDT
Hahahaha fucking slab coolers strike again
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:40:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BurtMacklin:
Donate them to the hospital........ get sick later and the same hospital will bill you $15k.  Fuck them, they didnt prepare
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Hate to say, but I'm in this camp.  Cheap ass administrators didn't want to pay for storing basic safety supplies for their employees.

And the employees (including doctors and nurses) didn't pay any attention and prepare either.

Not exactly reassuring.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:45:29 PM EDT
Excellent OP. I actually found two boxes of them I had stored in my truck and forgot they were in there. I may have to hold on to them and use as trade fodder for TP or hand sanitizer.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:48:42 PM EDT
Someone dotated a handfull to our ER today. They are very much appreciated.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:52:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BurtMacklin:
Donate them to the hospital........ get sick later and the same hospital will bill you $15k.  Fuck them, they didnt prepare
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yeah you could have hospital billed the hospital.

mask, type n95  $439.27 x500
ADMIN $1137.53
TOT -$220,772.53

PAY BY APRIL 3 OR INCUR $45 LATE FEE
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:54:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheKill:


Traditional CDC guidelines say one mask/one patient.  Otherwise you run a risk of cross contamination of other rooms/areas/patients.  They've suspended this though, since there aren't enough masks to do that.
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Originally Posted By TheKill:
Originally Posted By MrYar:
Do people not understand how they don't wear out and they can be reused indefinitely?


Traditional CDC guidelines say one mask/one patient.  Otherwise you run a risk of cross contamination of other rooms/areas/patients.  They've suspended this though, since there aren't enough masks to do that.


CDC has had limited reuse guidance for quite some time now, especially in situations where supplies are limited.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:56:50 PM EDT
Okay we have more going out to Madison. Thank you to GTHKTX who turned the offer so the clinic there could have them.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 5:58:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
I only have 20 masks here and probably will never need them.
Thought about donating them to the Sheriffs dept... but not sure if 20 would make much difference.
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If you arent using them, they would gladly accept them! Im sure we will be out before long.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:01:43 PM EDT
Today the Op was the coolest kid on the internet, well played Sir.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:03:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:03:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2020 6:04:59 PM EDT by GTHKTX]
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Originally Posted By PikeSlayer:
Okay we have more going out to Madison. Thank you to GTHKTX who turned down the offer so the clinic there could have them.
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Absolutely.

An emergency clinic needs them more than an outpatient rehab facility

Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:06:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Vigorous:



Hate to say, but I'm in this camp.  Cheap ass administrators didn't want to pay for storing basic safety supplies for their employees.

And the employees (including doctors and nurses) didn't pay any attention and prepare either.

Not exactly reassuring
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Im an RN, I prepared for myself and then got fired for wearing an N95 when no one else had one. The feelz. I agree, fuck the hospital admins.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:07:07 PM EDT
I'm saving my extras to trade for donuts...
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:07:32 PM EDT
I did the same I had 2 boxes of 20 so I gave them to my cousin who is an ER Surgeon at the DMC in Detroit. He said he would get them to the people working directly with the patients that are being quarantined. Good job OP
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:08:06 PM EDT
I donated a few sleeves to the hospital I service monthly. They gladly took them.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:11:30 PM EDT
My department is under orders not to accept outside donations.  Food is the primary no no but it goes for pretty much anything anyone is giving off the street.  No idea of the item’s history.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:13:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Nootropics:
Im an RN, I prepared for myself and then got fired for wearing an N95 when no one else had one. The feelz. I agree, fuck the hospital admins.
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What's the name of the hospital?
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:17:46 PM EDT
I've been getting emails from a Chinese  supplier offering me n95 masks and surgical masks. Apparently they switched from selling packaging to masks. I wonder if they are any good, or if they come pre-infected.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:18:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2020 7:08:42 PM EDT by whiplash10]
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Originally Posted By AHSGA:
County here is taking donations to distribute to hospitals.  Fire guys are stupid for turning down.
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But don't flamebois have way cooler things, like full face respirators?
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:19:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jollyg83:
My department is under orders not to accept outside donations.  Food is the primary no no but it goes for pretty much anything anyone is giving off the street.  No idea of the item’s history.
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Kind of a dick move from your department.

My neighbor is a patrol SGT with the sheriffs office, I gave him 100 to hand out to his guys.  They took them.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:19:48 PM EDT
My employees are using homemade masks.  We are a personal assistance company serving elderly in their homes.  We are doing everything by the letter of the law, but it is the hardest I've worked in years to keep it going and care for my clients and I'm not even on the front lines.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:20:13 PM EDT
Hospitals need them badly. I just donated mine the other day. They have been using anything.

Thankfully an anonymous company in my AO just found 60000 in a warehouse and habitat for humanity donated 200000 to my local hospitals. Thats good for 2 weeks according to the local talking heads
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:58:19 PM EDT
Okay, all of my masks have been handed out now. I will bump this thread if I find more.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 6:59:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BurtMacklin:
Donate them to the hospital........ get sick later and the same hospital will bill you $15k.  Fuck them, they didnt prepare
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"They didn't prepare."
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 7:00:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2020 7:04:05 PM EDT by SouthsideSlim]
Good on ya and thank you PikeSlayer!
My ex is an RN working at Parkland in Dallas, she told me they have to reuse PPE five times due to shortage.
EDIT: same to all of you that are stepping up!
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