“Hi, my parent has passed away and I have a hospital bed that we bought that was only used for a few weeks. Can I donate it to your charity?”
Whether is is a parent, grandparent, or other relative, many of us find we have medical equipment we no longer need. This always breaks my heart because the person wants to be generous, but there are very few places that accept these kinds of gifts.
Thanks to crowdsourcing on Twitter, here are some places where you can donate gently used medical devices.
The other suggestion was to check with a local nursing home.
Thanks to Jennifer Baumbusch, Dr Frances Flint, Scott McMeekin, Andre Picard, and Katrina (aka @Astro_yyz) for providing great advice on this topic.
Some information sourced from a 2012 Toronto Star article but all information current as of July 29, 2015