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MDA Equipment Loan Closet

Posted by Connie on Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 11:59 pm and is filed under Health Information, Health Supplies Equipment, Non-Profits.
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The MDA has equipment loan closets available to patients with referrals from MDA doctors. The MDA used to provide durable medical equipment for free, with some monetary limits, but now loans used equipment instead.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association accepts donations of gently used equipment (shower chairs, hospital beds, patient lifts, walkers and canes, communication devices, wheelchairs, scooters, etc.) and even makes some repairs if needed. When an MDA patient is prescribed medical equipment by an MDA doctor, the local office makes use of their database to locate the needed item if possible.

MDA staff can also assist with the purchase of durable medical equipment. When insurance doesn’t cover the purchase of these items, it is best to go through the Muscular Dystrophy staff for recommendations before you make a purchase on your own. They are aware of companies that may provide discounts, work with other organizations to get funding and have a good reputation.

The MDA equipment loan closet is also open to people who travel. Again, contact your local clinic to get information on this service. To find your local clinic, call (800) 572-1717.

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  1. This sounds like a very useful service for those who need it. I’m glad there’s something out there that helps people.
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  2. Sounds like a great service for those in need
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  3. I had no idea this even existed. Thanks for sharing!
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    comment by Lisa — May 20, 2011 @ 11:34 am
  4. Wow they even offer for those who travel? That’s really nice. I don’t know of anyone that suffers from MD but it’s good to know that there is help to those that may need it.
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  5. What great information and resource. Thanks for sharing. Kelli
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    comment by Kelli — June 13, 2011 @ 9:30 pm
  6. what a wonderful program! I have an associate of mine who needs to know about this. Thank you!
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  7. The people in MDA are really awesome. They are somewhat giving back to our less fortunate fellowmen. They should be commended for even taking the initiative to look for the medical equipment and assess on how to procure them.

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