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Supplies Needed

To contribute supplies to one of the below organizations, please click directly on their corresponding links. To post a call for supplies or for additional support, please contact us at donations@biocom.org.

Bay Area  San Diego  Los Angeles

Bay Area

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub COVID-19 testing lab: 

City of Hayward Emergency Operations Center:

Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) COVID-19 testing lab:

  • Instruments, scientist volunteers willing to become CLIA-trained
  • Visit this IGI website for details

UCSF Hospitals:

  • UCSF Hospitals: Seeking PPE donations
  • UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center
    1600 Divisadero St., San Francisco
    Semicircle driveway
  • UCSF Mission Center Building
    1855 Folsom St., San Francisco
    Entrance in the parking lot on Harrison at 15th Street
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
    747 52nd St., Oakland
    Ambassador Desk
  • The donation sites will accept the following supplies:
    • Unused N95 respirators and surgical masks. They can be opened, as long as they have not been used.
    • Unopened packages of disposable gloves
    • Unopened containers of hand sanitizer
    • Unopened containers of disinfectants and disinfecting wipes
    • Packaged, unused protective goggles.
    • Please note: We cannot accept any other supplies at this time and must keep storage space at our donation sites available for the items above.
  • Employee Volunteers There is an urgent need for available UCSF faculty and staff to be redeployed to fill the staffing needs in UCSF Health. Please consult with your direct supervisor before signing up for roles/shifts outside of your department. To sign up, visit the COVID Workforce Platform

San Mateo County public health department testing labs:  

  • Nitrile gloves, fluid resistant gowns, N95 masks, surgical masks, heavy duty isolation gown, surgical gowns
  • If you have stock to donate or sell, please email:  SMCMedDonations@smcgov.org

San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department

  • Serving the cities of Foster City, Belmont, and San Mateo
  • In need of N95 Masks
  • The contact information is Tony Blackman, tblackman@smcfire.org

South San Francisco Fire:

Stanford Blood Center:

  • Is in URGENT need of 95-100% ethanold & other disincectants which are in short supply
  • If your lab can donate these items, please record your information using this form

Stanford Clinical Lab – COVID-19 Testing Needs:   

  • RNA extraction kits (unopened), Instruments
  • Visit this site for details on items needed and how to donate

Stanford Health Care & Stanford Children’s Hospital:

  • In need of personal protective equipment, in particular of N95 & surgical masks
  • Accepting all donations of N95 masks, face shields, bunny suits & surgical masks, as long as they are in unopened boxes, in the manufacture’s original packaging
  • View Donation Guidelines or email covid19supplies@stanfordhealthcare.org to directly contact Stanford Medical Supply Chain

Stanford Hospital

  • PPE Needed: 3M N95 1860 mask (standard), 3M N95 1860s mask (small), 3M N95 1870+ mask (large), O&M Halyard 46727, O&M Halyard 46767, O&M Halyard 46867, Cardinal Health USA-N95-S, Cardinal Health USA-N95-R, Cardinal Health 9500-N95S, Cardinal Health 9500-N95, Industrial N95s (3M 8210e NIOSH-Certified providing a filtration efficiency of at least 95%), FFP2 (Non-medical N95) and FFP3 (Non-medical N99).
  • Please note that surgical masks must meet the following requirements: Mask must have a 98% bacterial filtration efficiency, sub-micron particulates filtration efficient at 0.1 micron, & be fluid resistant (resistance to penetration by synthetic blood, minimum pressure must pass results of: 160mm Hg).
  • CONTACT: Brooke Howitt at bhowitt@stanford.edu.

San Diego

American Medical Response

  • Items of critical need are Small Mildex N95 Masks & Small 3M N95 Masks
  • Additional items of need include Nitrile Latex-free Glove (S, M, L, XL)
    & Moldex N95 Masks (S, M, L)
  • Please contact Suzanna Silva Suzanna.Silva@gmr.net

California Protons Cancer Therapy Center

San Diego Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) 

  • Has a need for nurses, especially, to work remotely answering our Nurse Telephonic Triage line, which is accessed by calling 211. 
  • Our community MRC is directing physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, and other healthcare providers to sign up using the link below. San Diego county MRC accesses the list of available volunteers from this statewide registration process- so registrants just need to click the “MRC” box for volunteer opportunities.
  • Sign up

Sharp Healthcare

  • Sharp will begin collecting drive-up donations from the community on Wednesday, March 25, during the following days and times:
    • Monday through Friday: 9 am to 4 pm
    • Saturday: Noon to 4 pm
  • Visit this page for details on items needed & how to donate

UC San Diego Health

  • Seeking PPE donations as they expect the levels of San Diegans that need care to increase dramatically in the next few days and weeks. In particular, masks are nearing a shortage. 
  • Donations of PPE, food and other items for caregivers and financial contributions can be coordinated through UCSD Health’s Donation Portal.

Los Angeles

Cedar-Sinai

Keck Medicine of USC

Mira Dx

  • In need of laboratory basics (disinfectant wipes, gloves, etc), RNA Extraction Materials, qPCR materials
  • Please contact:
    Mattias Pitka at mpitka@miradx.com
    11600 Wolshire Blvd, STE 410
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

UCLA Health:

  • The need for personal protective equipment evolves on a daily basis as UCLA hospitals and clinics respond to the crisis
  • If you have personal protective equipment to donate, please e-mail covid19PPEsupport@mednet.ucla.edu and provide a detailed description of the goods you have available
  • Also set up are a Patient Care Fund & Research & Education Fund. Details for all mentioned topics can be found on their website
  • Further information can be found by contacting Ellen Haddigan-Durgun at ehaddigan@support.ucla.edu