How You Can Help

McLeod Health continues to monitor our resources and ensure we have the adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to care for our patients and staff. However, we are actively working to procure additional supplies to sustain us in the days ahead.

Since asking for our community’s help in procuring these items, we have been humbled by the outpouring of support from individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the regions we serve who have stepped in to meet these real needs.

If you would like to get involved, view the links below for more information.

  • Donate PPE and Medical Supplies

    McLeod Health is accepting the following items (new or unused):

    • Gowns or body suits (Tyvek is a common brand name)
    • Clorox wipes or other viral-level disinfectants
    • N95 respirator masks – any size
    • Surgical masks
    • Goggles for eye protection
    • Jumpsuits, painter’s suits, bunny suits – all sizes
    • Face shields
    • NITRILE gloves/clean (not sterile) gloves
    • Head covers/bouffant bonnets
  • Donate Hand-Sewn Masks:

    Many community partners are helping our preparedness efforts by sewing cloth masks.

    To arrange your donation to McLeod Health, please call (843) 777-5082. Please do not drop off at the hospitals or offices.

    Thank you in advance for your continued support as we face this challenge together.

    For more information on the CDC’s recommended use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, click here.

  • Instructions For Homemade Face Masks (With Elastic):

    What You Will Need:

    • Cotton fabric, a pretty print is best.
    • Rope Elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also us 1/8” flat elastic)
    • Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)
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    You can make two sizes: Adult or Child

    1. Put right sides of cotton fabric together
      Cut 9×6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child)
    2. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.
    3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.
    4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.
    5. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
    6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
    7. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction
    8. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.

    It is so easy to make this.

    Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.

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  • Instructions For Homemade Face Masks (No Elastic Needed):

    Supplies For 1 Mask: 

    • One (1) 8 x 14 inch piece of cotton fabric
    • Two (2) 1.5 x 34 inch strips
    • Thread and sewing machine
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    Prepare the mask:

    • On 8/14 inch piece, right sides together, sew . inch seam, creating tube.
    • Turn right sides out, press seam and fabric.
    • Make 3 pleats, approx. 1 inch each in size, using steam or pins to hold. Mask will be approx. 3-3.5 inches in width.
    • Sew 1/4 inch seam on each side of mask, securing pleats.
    • Trim seam allowance.

    Prepare the ties:

    • Fold in half and press (3/4 inch). Open tie back up.
    • Fold each edge in to meet middle (3/8 inch/0.375 inch) and press.
    • Fold in half again, securing raw edges inside and press. Each tie will be approx. 3/8inch in width.

    Assembly:

    • Align center of tie with side of mask, open tie so edge of mask fits snugly inside. Pin.
    • Sew tie to mask, seam will be very short, get as close as able while still catching all fabric. You are just attaching the mask to the tie at this point, not sewing the whole tie yet.
    • Repeat for other tie and other side of mask.
    • Sew down edges of tie, securing raw edges inside. Seam is very short. You will stitch over where mask is already attached. This is good because it helps reinforce.
    • Repeat for other tie and other side of mask.
    • Clip any stray fabric and enjoy.
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  • Donate Money

    The McLeod Health COVID-19 Response Fund addresses the needs of patients and caregivers impacted by COVID-19 and supports emerging areas of greatest need.

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  • Donate Blood

    Healthy individuals can still give blood with the “Home or Work” mandate. We encourage individuals to keep scheduled blood donation appointments and make new appointments in the weeks ahead to ensure an adequate supply throughout the pandemic.

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