Unity Point Health suggests ways Iowans can help amid outbreak

DES MOINES, Iowa- Unity Point-Health in Iowa is putting out a call for medical supplies, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, including surgical and/or procedural masks, N95 masks, exam gloves (nitrile or latex perferred), eye-protection (reusable or disposable), hand sanitizer (minimum 60 percent alcohol, Paper bags, any size, and hair or head covers.

Questions regarding donations or supplies can be directed to Kim Wallace at 515-241-6996 or kimberly.wallace@unitypoint.org.

The health care system says they've also had a lot of offers for homemade masks. There's a pattern available on unitypoint.org/help. Officials note, however, homemade masks will not be used unless all of the medically-issued masks are depleted.

There's also a COVID-19 relief fund. Unity Point also reminds residents an easy way to help, is to donate blood.

Donations can be directed to:

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

1200 Pleasant Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

A Donation station is located inside the parking ramp on level 4, and is staffed M-F 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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