Improving the quality of life of people and our planet

About Us

According to Healthcare Without Harm, U.S. hospitals generate more than two million tons of medical waste each year. Much of that waste is unused medical supplies and equipment. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 10 million children under the age of five die in the developing world due to inadequate medical care.

So what can be done?

MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of the surplus of medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. We collect surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers, and then redistribute it to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world. We also outfit medical missions and safety net clinics in both the U.S. and abroad.

The MedShare Bridge

Step 1

Recovering supplies:

  • Collected more than $100 million worth of life-saving medical supplies and equipment.
  • Saved in excess of 2 million cubic feet from area landfills.
  • Received medical products from hundreds of hospitals and corporations.

Step 2

Matching needs:

  • Sorted more than 6,000 tons of medical supplies.
  • Provided approximately 1,000 different boxes of medical supplies per shipment.
  • Built volunteer corps exceeding 1,500 per month.

Step 3

Improving healthcare and the environment:

  • Supported the healthcare of millions of people who live in poverty.
  • Shipped more than 1,000 forty-foot tractor-trailer size containers to over 96 developing countries and territories.
  • Provided biomedical engineering support to recipient hospitals.
  • Equipped more than 3,000 medical mission teams 

Our shipments of medical supplies and equipment have decreased our carbon footprint and brought healing and the promise of better lives to 95 countries and countless patients.

MedShare is committed to measuring progress toward the ambitious goals set in our organization's strategic plan each fiscal year.  Annually, MedShare quantifies its success in meeting our mission objectives by quantifying the following:

  • Measuring the number of shipments of forty-foot containers sent each fiscal year.
  • Measuring the amount of waste diverted from landfills and pounds of supplies received from hospital collections and manufacturers.
  • Measuring financial success by our ability to maintain fiscal efficiency so that our revenue exceeds expenses, while keeping our percentage of adminstration and fundraising cost to total expense low.
  • Measuring fundraising success based upon the percent of donor support that is renewed each year.
  • Surveying our recipients to determine how useful our aid was and the impact it had on improving health in their community.

Did you know?

According to the World Health Organization, more than 10 million children under the age of five die each year due to inadequate medical care.


"We have been working with MedShare for four years. The reason is simple. You do what you say you will do, and do it with integrity...we are blessed to be a partner with you."

Rev. Ronald Davidson
President & COO, Gleaning For The World

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