Supplies & Equipment Needs List


Memorial Christan Hospital is in need of supplies.  Special and urgent needs are in bold print.  Follow the links to go to certain sections related to specific needs:
Biomedical EquipmentConsumable SuppliesSuturesOffice/Teaching SuppliesThings to not Send | Tax Information

BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT:  [N.B. Either 110 or 220 Volt, but must be able to run on 50 cycle current.]

  • Pulse Oximeters—esp. the Nelcor N-100C, which has been a real workhorse
  • Cardiac monitors— Siemens, HP, Spacelabs etc
  • Ventilators:  used Bears, Puritan-Bennetts or such
  • Portable suction machines—Gomco
  • Mediastinoscope (Pilling or the like)
  • pulse oximeter finger clips for Nelcor units
  • Nebulizer machines

  OR, Anesthesia, General Ward

  • 4x4 gauze bandages—non-sterile OK
  • Raytex 4x4 sponges and laparotomy sponges—non-sterile OK
  • skin staplers- used ok if more than 15 staples left
  • Tape - ALL sizes and varieties, plain, adhesive, cloth etc 
  • Gloves - all types and sizes except size 5 and below —non-sterile OK 
  • 1cc Syringes, both insulin and TB variety
  • Syringes, all sizes- sterile disposable 1cc-50cc
  • Angiocaths for IV fluid administration, sizes 18-24 gauge—PLEASE  no sizes bigger than 18g
  • Minidrip and burritrol sets with drips chambers for IV administration of low volumes in children. 60gtt per cc and “Burritrols”
  • Extension tubing or connectors for IV tubing which allow two or three lines to go into the one site.  ONLY the kind with two or three line extensions. All others NOT needed.
  • Hospital linens- sheets, draw sheets, and towels. Doctor scrub gowns
  • OR drapes—cloth used ok, all sizes
  • Disposable needles for injection- 26g-18g
  • Cotton balls
  • tongue blades
  • Q-tips- especially wooden or other sterilizable type
  • Cotton rolls and cast padding
  • Iodoform gauze
  • Powder- if possible without perfume or cornstarch
  • sterilizer paper and packets for steam and gas sterilizing
  • blood filters for transfusing blood scavenged from chest or belly
  • ultrasound jelly
  • KY Jelly
  • Foley catheters- ALL sizes, non sterile ok
  • 3 way foley catheters 18-26fr (for TURPs) especially needed
  • adhesive or glue for ostomy products
  • Duoderm, Opsite and Tegaderm dressings
  • Umbilical cord clamps
  • Epidural anesthesia filters—non-sterile OK
  • Spinal Anesthesia needles - 24g spinal needles—non-sterile OK
  • Pediatric masks, nasal airways, oral airways
  • Pediatric anesthesia sets for non-rebreathing anesthesia (have mask, bag, tubing etc)
  • cuffed endotracheal tubes, small and med sizes- 3.0 – 7.5
  • Dual lumen endotracheal tubes size 37 and smaller.
  • long suction catheters for suctioning endo trach tubes and lt. and rt. sided tubes
  • Ethicon surgical clips LC-100, LC-200 and esp. LC-300. Nonsterile ok
  • used or new  Ohio or Weck surgical clips sm. med and med-large
  • Spinal anesthesia sets that include drapes, local anesthetic, prep kit, etc.
  • Silicone drains (Jackson-Pratt, Blake, others) - 5 mm or larger—non-sterile OK
  • Nasal gastric tubes- all sizes
  • Suction bulbs for JP drains
  • Ace wrap- elastic bandages all sizes
  • Bulb syringes
  • Plastic baby bassinets 
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic zip lock bags
  • Safety pins
  • Autoclave tape
  • Baby layettes and baby receiving blankets
  • Chux type pads
  • Diapers
  • skin markers
  • 1 oz plastic med cups
  • soap
  • suture removal set supplies like Iris scissors, mosquito clamps, thumb forceps, rolled bandages
  • medicine droppers
  • string or cord—cotton only- med wt.
  • Disposable surgical caps, masks, and booties (shoe covers)
  • Urine drainage bags and tubing
  • Disposable chest box sets
  • Empty film containers in moderate amounts
  • Pill envelopes

  (Opened outer sterile peel-pack OK)

  • Polypropylene [Prolene/ Surgilene/Surgi-Pro]
    #1, 0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 on Tapered needles
    #3-0, 4-0, 5-0 on Cutting needles
  • Nylon
    #1, 0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 on Tapered needles
    #3-0, 4-0, 5-0 on Cutting Needles
  • Maxon
    #1, 0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 on Tapered needles
  • PDS-II
    #1, 0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 on Tapered needles
  • Monocryl
    #3-0, 4-0 on Tapered needles
    Stainless Steel Wire Suture

    #18 g. (7.0 metric)
  • Vicryl
    #1, 0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0 on Tapered needles, # 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 on Cutting needles
  • Dexon
    #1, 0, 00 on Tapered needles
  • Dexon
    #3-0, 4-0, 5-0 on Cutting needles
  • Chromic Gut
    #1, 0 on Tapered needles
    #2.0 and 3.0 on taper needles

OFFICE/TEACHING SUPPLIES  (small amounts please)

  • dustless chalk
  • file folders- 8 ½ inch and legal 13 inch sizes
  • good quality colored poster board- asst. colors
  • colored chalk (dustless best)
  • Chalkboard paint
  • white board markers
  • white board cleaner and erasers
  • heavyduty plastic sheet protectors
  • colored markers- permanent and washable
  • pens
  • tape- scotch
  • notebooks
  • lined notebook paper
  • construction paper
  • colored paper
  • overhead transparency film usable in both photocopiers and inkjet printers
  • plastic storage containers with good closing tops—variety of sizes for storing class supplies
  • colored pencils
  • post-it type notes
  • elmers type good glue
  • computer and CD disk storage cases
  • silver CDs write and RW for storing course materials


  • Baby crib size sheets
  • Used children’s clothing
  • Children’s books unless specially ordered by field personnnel
  • Specialized tubing and needles
  • CVP or Arterial monitoring sets and catheters
  • Razors
  • External catheters
  • O2 tubing
  • Adult O2 masks
  • Baby bottles
  • Bedpans ( Plastic fracture pans are OK )
  • Plastic bath basins
  • Plastic patient pitchers
  • Telfa type non stick bandages or dressings
  • No surgical scrub brushes needed for now
  • Poole or Yankaur suction pieces, unless attached to sterile tubing
  • Plastic asepto syringes
  • Esmark bandages
  • Stopcocks of any kind
  • IV pump tubing
  • Dialysis tubing or supplies
  • Butterfly IV administration needles
  • Silk or Plain Gut sutures
  • Cervical collars, knee, ankle, elbow, wrist or shoulder braces
  • Endo-tracheal tubes larger than size 8
  • knitted or crocheted baby hats

ALL donated equipment will be used at Memorial Christian Hospital in Malumghat, Bangladesh.  We are a tax-exempt non-profit mission organization.  For an official letter of receipt or further correspondence use the Partner with Us webpage.