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Medical Supply Collection To Begin In Sangamon County

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Those wishing to donate medical supplies to local health facilities will be able to do so starting this week. 

A news release from HSHS Illinois, Memorial Health System, Springfield Clinic and SIU Medicine indicates collection will begin Wednesday March 25 from 1 -4 p.m. 

The collection will occur at Hospital Sisters Mission outreach at 4930 LaVerna Road in Springfield and will continue Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. each of those days until April 3.  

Donations can include:  boxed, unused surgical type masks (including N95 masks); clean handmade, sewn masks; unused, wrapped or boxed gowns and exam gloves; hand sanitizer; bleach wipes and alcohol wipes to help with the national shortage during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

For those who wish to make masks, please use this link (which includes instructions for elastic ties) or this link (which includes instructions using cotton ties) as a guide. 

Community members should only use this location.  Do not bring items to hospitals or clinics.  Call 217-525-8843 with questions.

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Sean has led the NPR Illinois news operations since the fall of 2009.