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Where To Donate Insulin Stockpile

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by lizzie, May 13, 2011.

  1. lizzie

    lizzie Approved members

    Feb 27, 2010
    I recently switched to Apidra and I have quite a bit of Humalog that I had stockpiled. I would hate to see it go to waste since I will not use it. Does anyone know of somewhere that would accept an insulin donation? I know there are plenty of people out there struggling to pay for their insulin and I would love to find them.
  2. Flutterby

    Flutterby Approved members

    Nov 11, 2006
    You can ask the endo's office if they'd like it.. I donate all our extras that didn't go to someone else (an elderly man with no insurance.. his dr knows he got it from us) to the endo's office, they hold onto it for newly diagnosed or those with no insurance.
  3. kiwikid

    kiwikid Approved members

    Dec 29, 2005
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Approved members

    Nov 20, 2007
    Just so you are aware, there are Federal and State laws that prohibit the sharing or transfer of prescription medication.

    That said, it is nice you are thinking of others.
  5. sooz

    sooz Approved members

    Dec 4, 2009
    This was posted on my Facebook page recently by JDRF LA:

    Diabetes Supplies Needed to help those affected by the Tornados in Alabama. Please spread the word and send supplies to:

    JDRF Huntsville Office
    Attn: Victoria Cumbow and Karen Morris
    2225 Drake Ave. Office 17, Suite K,
    ...Huntsville, Alabama 35805
    *Please Mark the box as D-Supplies for Tornado Relief

    ------------------------------------------comments below..edited to take out the names

    Like what?

    i asked as well, and deleted my question when i did not receive an answer. we're sending syringes, cartridges for the animas 2020, sticky patches for those who need to stick their sites down, and a brand new accuchek aviva in its box. i figure if all my child's stuff got blown away, that's what we'd want!

    Wednesday at 10:05pm ? I just got a new shipment of supplies for my MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump. So, I'll send a box of each. God bless you guys for posting this along w/the address. I'm sharing on my page as well. ♥

    Wednesday at 10:24pm ? spoke with JDRF Huntsville The people really need insulin

    Wednesday at 10:30pm ? I spoke to the Alabama office of JDRF today. Whatever u can donate they will take. That includes pump supplies, syringes, strips meters alcohol swabs; basically whatever u have extra they will take.

    Wednesday at 10:31pm ? are novo nordisk, eli lilly, etc, stepping up?

    Wednesday at 10:31pm ? we're on the right track then.

    Wednesday at 10:33pm ? Sending stuff tomorrow, thanks guys!

    Wednesday I'll send some Novolog as well. You guys have reaffirmed my faith in humanity. God bless you all! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Wednesday at 1 I'll send a bunch of stuff tomorrow too. Happy to be able to help...I have quite a back supply and pleased to both help and trim that down a bit at the same time. I can't imagine going through what they're going through and dealing with diabetes to boot!

    Wednesday at 10:45pm ? -- it's one thing to have an emergency stash all set up, and a whole different thing to have it blown away!

    Wednesday at 10:46pm ?Jdrf LosAngeles Thank you all for such a warm response, it's the least we could do to post this and try to help a fellow JDRF Chapter support their families. The strength of a community always shows in times of crisis. Like Susan said, whatever you can send will make a difference. Thank you!

    Yesterday at 11:23am ? our care package is already on its way. thank you, jdrfla, for giving us a chance to help out.
  6. JeremysDad

    JeremysDad Approved members

    Dec 28, 2009
    While Christopher and this sites admin are correct about the prohibition of transferring prescription medication, please do not throw it away. One place that seems to have faded in the news as of late but not in their needs, Japan. Earthquake-displaced people are still in dire need. In the USA, there are people displaced by the tornadoes in the south as well as the flooding.

    Our unneeded insulin and supplies are as valuable (even more so) then gold to those who need it but cannot get it.
  7. selketine

    selketine Approved members

    Jan 4, 2006
    People first of course, but if you run into problems or cannot find takers or other reasons, this person posted last year that they are always looking for donations of insulin for cats: http://forums.childrenwithdiabetes.com/showthread.php?t=59270

    I think they can take slightly out of date insulin (not sure if other places will - always good to check).

    I am NOT trying to rehash the Kid vs. Kat debate.:cwds:
    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  8. ashleesmommy

    ashleesmommy Approved members

    Apr 5, 2009
    I just sent sent them a box of supplies last week...Im sure every little bit will help. They just noted to not send expired supplies and to send out insulin appropriately.
  9. tiger7lady

    tiger7lady Approved members

    Sep 14, 2010
    Does insulin fall under this category though since you can get insulin without a prescription?
  10. selketine

    selketine Approved members

    Jan 4, 2006
    Not every state allows you to get insulin without a script - or at least every type of insulin - last I checked.
  11. quiltinmom

    quiltinmom Approved members

    Jun 24, 2010
    Can someone donate to a medical office, where it is given by a doctor? Like can you donate to one of those places that gives free medical care to people without insurance, since it will be dispensed by a dr?
  12. Mom2Kathy

    Mom2Kathy Approved members

    Feb 17, 2009
    When I had some extra insulin I wasn't going to use, I gave it to our endo. He appreciated it and said it goes to patients that don't have insurance or cannot afford it.
  13. dragonfly

    dragonfly Approved members

    Jun 28, 2008
    I know that our peds specialists collect meds to take along on mission trips.
  14. Cmuribe

    Cmuribe New Member

    Mar 10, 2017
    Some insulin (R and N) is available over the counter without a prescription, so it's perfectly lawful to donate.

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