Rather than blindly shipping medical supplies and equipment overseas, approved healthcare recipients custom order the supplies for their 40-foot medical container using an innovative online inventory database. This not only ensures the facility is getting what it needs to treat its patients, but also eliminates supplies from going to waste.
The online inventory is updated every three to four hours to reflect product changes and additions. Approved recipients have an assigned login and password, so they can personally choose their supplies.
The year was 2008. MedShare was expanding to the Western United States with the opening of its office in San Leandro in northern California.
November 8, 2013, brought Super Typhoon Haiyan to the Philippines, packing wind gusts of more than 200 miles per hour and wave surges of 45 feet high.