"No-No's" Donation?

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"No-No's" Donation?

Postby samjune79 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:59 pm

Does anyone know where I can donate my son's used arm restraints. I mentioned it to my Cleft Palate Team members but they didn't seem to want them. I think in my area they are standard and everyone gets them. I saw my hospital bill they were about $250 each. I have 2 sets extra small and small.
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Postby Linda S S » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:58 pm

I wonder if Shriners Hospital or Smile Train would want them? Are they washable? Does anyone know if Shriners Chicago typically suggests the families use them? Hospitals probably want them to be sterile when first issued to a family. If there's a cleft support group in your area it might be worth checking with them. There are some adaptive equipment exchange websites, what part of the country do you live in?
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Postby pkett2 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:21 pm

Mine were too an outrageous amount. My are stained from after the surgery of blood & drool. I put mine in his plastic bin of keepsakes. I also kept his tiny anesthesia mask & wrist band. Just an idea instead of throwing them away if no one wants them.

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Postby mookie59 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:50 pm

Good idea on reusing them for other patients.

I have two set as well - a small & a small with the velcro back strap. Taylor never wore either set so they are in perfect condition.

I might keep the first set for her memory box but the other set would make a nice pair for someone.

Let me know if you find out any information.
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For: "samjune79"

Postby gc0447 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:54 am

For: "samjune79":

Hello. How are you? I hope you are doing well.

My Craniofacial/Cleft Surgeon (Dr. Salyer) is the Founder & Chairman of the World Craniofacial Foundation. Here is their information:

World Craniofacial Foundation
P.O. Box 515838
Dallas, Texas 75251-5838
Phone Number: 1-800-533-3315
Email: info@worldcf.org
Website: http://www.worldcf.org

You might want to contact them ask them if you can donate your son's arm restraints to them.

Let me know how this goes.

I wish the best for you and your family.


Georgette Couvall
http://worldcf.org/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=39 (Craniofacial anomalies)

http://worldcf.org/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=56 (Ways to Give)
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