Donations needed
Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 9:04AM
Ian Penwell
 I've had a few people ask what sort of donations are needed for our free maternity clinic and the other various outreaches we provide here in The Philippines; All of our services are completely free of charge, so donations are an essential and appreciated form of supporting our ongoing work. Below is a list of supplies that we need the most.

If you have no idea how to obtain these supplies but would like to support our work still, please consider making a tax-exempt financial donation, OR order from one of these websites and let them know you are donating them to Mercy In Action:


Medical Supplies


Online Donations


Mailed Donations

Mercy In Action

P.O. 2777

Paso Robles, CA 93447 USA 


 Supplies needed for donation

Prenatal vitamins

Iron supplements

Tylenol 500 mg

Antibiotic and antifungal ointment

Absorbable sutures 2.0-3.0

Micropore tape


Gauge 18 and 20 IV needles

IV tubing macrodrip

Oxygen masks/nasal cannula's for infants and adults

Sterile gloves size 7 to 8.5

Non-Sterile gloves size small and medium

Sterile Lubricating Jelly

Non-Sterile Lubricating Jelly (Like KY)

Sterile gauze 4"x4"

1cc and 3cc syringes

1"-1.5" needles

Small needles/syringes for Vit K for babies (like the ones used for insulin)


Alcohol prep pads


Measuring tapes

Blood pressure cuffs (good quality)

Infant + adult stethoscopes (preferably Littman because they last the longest)

Batteries, 9volt for dopplers

Sheets-fitted single and pillow cases

Towels for baby

Clothing for baby

Receiving blankets and wash cloths

Chux pads (disposable and cloth)

Urinalysis dipstick test strips

Glucometer test strips, any brand (we have lots of glucometers, but limited strips)

Nitrizine paper to test for amniotic fluid (test the ph)


Click here to contact us regarding shipping

If anyone has medical supplies or equipment which they are not sure we can use, feel free to send an email to the link above and we will answer with what our current need is. 


Thank you



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