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Edward-Elmhurt Health sets guidelines for donations

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Community members and organizations can make donations to Edward-Elmhurst Health during the coronavirus pandemic by following protocols provided by the hospitals.

Personal Protective Equipment: Edward-Elmhurst Health plans to use medical grade and approved personal protective equipment [PPE] for front-line staff caring for patients at Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital. However, the hospitals are accepting all commercially and home-made PPE as emergency back-up supplies.

In the event the hospitals do not need to use those supplies, they will work to make them available to other organizations in need. Items most needed include:

• N95 masks

• Procedural/surgical masks

• Hand sanitizer

• Disinfectant wipes

• Nitrile gloves

• Isolation gowns

• Goggles

• Thermometers

Anyone with unused equipment who would like to make a donation can visit the loading docks at the hospitals. Donations are accepted between 9 a.m.and 3 p.m.Monday through Friday.

Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville: The loading dock is located on Osler Drive west of the south parking garage. A campus map is available at

Elmhurst Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst: The loading dock is located on Harvard Street on the north side of the building. A campus map is available at:

Food donations: To donate commercially prepared meals to Edward-Elmhurst Health, e-mail and the hospital will contact you to coordinate.

Blood donations: Blood donations are allowed under the stay-at-home order. Special precautions are being taken to maintain social distancing and sanitation requirements. Individuals who are healthy and able to give blood are asked to contact their local blood donation center or visit for information.

Monetary donations: Anyone able to make a monetary donation should visit for access to Edward Foundation and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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