Ways You Can Help AAMC

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Last updated at 8:00 am Monday, June 8, 2020.

Thank you for caring for our employees and patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. We appreciate your generosity more than you know. The outpouring of donations from our friends and neighbors is a boost to our spirits.

We have moved our collection site but we are still accepting donations. You can drop off items to our North Pavilion information desk and leave in the bins there.

In addition to following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for social distancing and staying home as much as possible, here are three things you can do right now to help:

  1. Donate protective equipment. Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE). If you or your company have a supply of masks or any of the other essential medical supplies listed below, please donate them to help protect our healthcare workers.

Please deliver donations to the North Tower reception desk, located at Hospital Pavilion North, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 21401.  You can leave your items in the bins next to the information desk. We sincerely appreciate your help as we work together to care for our community.

If you have questions or would like a tax-deductible receipt, please email us.

  1. Make a CDC-compliant mask. Many members of our community have reached out and asked if they can help us by making masks. Yes, we can use CDC-compliant masks for those in health care spaces who are not taking care of patients yet need extra protection, as well as for our patients. This will allow the professional protective gear to be used exclusively for health care professionals who are at higher risk of exposure. Learn how to make a face mask here.

“At a time of a national shortage of masks we appreciate the community’s willingness and eagerness to do this,” says Barbara Jacobs, RN, chief nursing officer at AAMC. “This will allow us to accumulate masks that can be used if supply issues continue, particularly for our patients.”

We will sanitize all delivered masks. Please deliver these items to the North Tower reception desk, located at Hospital Pavilion North, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 21401.  You can leave your items in the bins next to the information desk.

  1. Give blood. We encourage healthy individuals to schedule an appointment to help meet the blood supply need in our community. Call 443-481-4215 to schedule a time to donate.

READ MORE: Blood donations and coronavirus: How we’re keeping our community safe

The Blood Donor Center is located inside AAMC’s Wayson Pavilion, Suite 450. Donation times are Monday through Wednesday from 8:15 am to 3:45 pm and Thursday and Friday from 7:15 am to 2:45 pm.

Thank you for supporting our incredible heroes on the frontlines as we work together to care for our community during this unprecedented time.

We appreciate the many who have asked about donating food. If you are interested in donating meals to our frontline health care workers, please email foundation@aahs.org to learn more about how you can help to keep our staff fed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to keep our limited resources focused on the gathering of PPE supplies for our health care workers and homemade masks for those not in direct patient care, as well as encouraging people to donate blood. These are critical to the health of our staff and patients. We will keep you informed if things change.

If you are interested in further supporting the important efforts of our caregivers and staff who are working tirelessly to care for our community, we would be grateful for any and all financial donations for our Community Response Fund – every dollar truly makes a difference.

You have a critical role as we Stay Healthier Together.