Does anyone know of places I could donate unused syringes to?? I have 50cc&100cc and I don’t need them anymore and am at a loss of what to do with them. I hate throwing supplies away, plus syringes in the trash is just TOO risky and scary for me to do in my area. Has anyone had luck finding a place to donate?
You can contact your local ADA office for ideas.
Before COVID, I donated some supplies to a local diabetes camp, where doctors and nurses volunteer and find good homes for the supplies. I hope they reopen the camp next year.
50cc and 100cc syringes are huge, bovine-scale. Not suitable for insulin dosing (100cc is ten full insulin vials), or probably any human medication for SQ or IM dosing. Maybe offer them to the local 4H club?
I suspect that was a typo in the original post. It is more likely to me that the OP is talking about 50 unit or 100 unit syringes. 50 units is 1/2 mL or 1/2 cc to use the OP’s units.
In my opinion, 50 unit is just on the edge of being usable. I personally would prefer a 30 unit or smaller syringe. But unfortunately we often just get what a doctor or NP uncomprehendingly prescribes.
I also have 30 units needles but those are my preference as well so I want to keep them. There was a time where I was on over 50 units of long acting a day and that’s how I ended up with the 100u ones and then the 50u I was on over 40u long acting at the time. I want to donate to people but needles are so to donate especially in the area I’m in.
My endo’s office accepts unused/sealed, unexpired supplies for gifting to patients who are have financial or insurance issues.
Most injections are by pen now, so less folks use syringes. Rare to see 100u syringes since pens can be used with concentrated insulins (U200-U500).
There may be other donation possibilities as well. I take 0.6 to 0.8 ml (equivalent 60 to 80 u) methotrexate weekly via a 100u insulin syringe, for rheumatoid arthritis. So not just diabetes agencies/clinics that help people with medical supplies could use them.