Institutions and individuals can donate medical supplies and equipment that GHM ships all over the world to support Lutheran healthcare systems in developing countries. Whether equipping new or expanded health facilities with ultrasounds or x-ray machines, or supplementing a mission hospital’s basic supplies, these shipments help make healthcare accessible for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

We are grateful for every gift, but there are some items we can't accept, such as personal medications and older textbooks (textbooks printed in the last ten years are welcome.)

Please note: A minimum of one-year shelf-life remaining on the item's expiration date is requested.

Listed below are items often requested by our partners. Please mail or deliver donated supplies to our warehouse at 7831 Hickory St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432. Find a printable brochure of these items here.


Personal Protective Equipment - gloves, face shields, eye protection

Examination gloves - especially sizes M and L
Surgical gloves - especially sizes 6.5 - 8.0
Syringes - especially sizes 5- and 10-mL
Auto-disable syringes with needles
Sutures - especially sizes 0-3 and 4-6
Dressings & gauze
IV Catheters & administration sets
Surgical blades & handles
Surgical sponges
Surgical instruments
Surgical masks and caps
Surgical gowns, scrubs, drapes - cloth only
Ultrasonic gel, lubricating jelly
Disinfectant sponges & swabs
Twin or hospital-size bed sheets - flat and fitted
Dental surgery instruments - forceps, elevators
Dental palliative materials - IRM, etc.


Ace bandages (elastic) and dressings - gauze, bandages, BandAids, 4 x 4s
Anesthesia - ambu bags, face masks, endotracheal tubes
Catheters - suction, urinary, IV (not cardiac)
EKG - electrodes, recording paper, leads
Electrosurgical - electrocautery pens, grounding pads
IV - butterfly needles, extension sets, administration sets
Orthopedic - braces, slings, supports
Patient care - wheelchairs, walkers, crutches
Scrub/prep - iodine, brushes, sponges
Stainless steel containers
Surgical instruments, surgical tape
Sutures and wound closure supplies
Tongue depressors, Q-tip applicators


Oxygen concentrators
Vital signs monitors, pulse oximeters
Exam lamps, stools and tables
IV poles
Electrosurgical generators
Suction pumps
Infant incubators, infant warmers
Fetal dopplers, fetal heart monitors
Portable and diagnostic Ultrasounds
Sterilizers/Autoclave - including dental
EKG machines
Anesthesia gas machines
Surgical tables and lights
Patient gurneys
Adult and infant scales
Lab and surgical microscopes
Stethoscopes, BP, Oto/Ophthalmoscopes
X-ray Machines - fixed and portable