Ways You Can Help AAMC

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Thank you for caring about our front-line health care professionals and patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis.

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.
  • N95 masks, all sizes
  • Isolation gowns
  • Avagard or a product with greater than 60 percent alcohol content
  • Face shields with masks
  • Yellow procedure masks
  • Protective eyewear
  • Oxivir wipes

These items should be delivered curbside to AAMC’s Belcher Pavilion Circle, located at 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 21401. Hours for donation drop off are Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to noon.  A member of the AAMC team will gratefully accept your donation. 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. These items should be delivered curbside to AAMC’s Belcher Pavilion Circle, located at 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 21401. Hours for donation drop off are Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to noon.  A member of the AAMC team will be there to gratefully accept your donation.

  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, toiletries, gift cards and other items. At this time, we are not accepting these items from the general public. For now, we are only accepting food donations from distributors or commercial licensed kitchens. If you are a food distributor or licensed kitchen willing to donate, please email us.

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.