How You Can Help During COVID-19
At Baystate Health, keeping our healthcare workers, patients, and families safe is our top priority—and a critical concern now more than ever. We serve over 800,000 people in western Massachusetts, and each one of those lives is at the heart of our mission as we respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
The care we provide depends on medical tools that are in increasingly short supply—not just in our area but around the world. We're asking for your help meeting these critical needs.
Support Front-line Caregivers through the FUND FOR GREATEST NEEDS
One of the simplest and most direct ways you can help is by making a donation right now to the Baystate Health Fund for greatest needs. This fund provides resources that can be put to use immediately where the need is greatest and where your donation can do the most good.
There are many ways you can help in addition to donating funds, including donating or sourcing medical supplies, donating blood, and more:
Critical Medical Supplies & Technology
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Gowns
Most critical need: We need gowns, or products that can substitute for gowns, from all available sources. We need someone to cut 60" fabric rolls, and/or sew 5,000+ gowns per week.
To donate or offer medical equipment, please complete our secure form (mobile users: scroll down to find the form).
We are looking for medical supplies and technology to assist in COVID-19 patient care, including:
Blood, Platelet and Plasma Donations
One of the challenges we face right now is a decline in blood and platelet donations. If you are healthy and able, please consider donating. Eligible donors will receive a ticket to Six Flags New England (for future use) and a gift card to either Big Y or Dunkin’. Safety precautions and blood donation details.
If you've had COVID-19 and recovered, please considering donating your plasma to help others.
We are accepting food donations for the Baystate Health team from licensed restaurants that abide by our food safety guidelines and make scheduled deliveries. To make a food donation, please call 413-794-1489 or email COVID19Food@BaystateHealth.org.
Adding To This List
If you are a Baystate Health provider and you know of a need that we did not list on this page, please email us.
Please include ALL of following information:
Name of item
- Description of what it is and how it is used
- Mandatory requirements
- Optional requirements
- Desired quantity
- List of URL links to normally commercially available examples
- Internal Baystate contacts (will not be made public)