SUNY Downstate Accepting Donations of Critical Medical Supplies

By Office of Communications & Marketing | Mar 28, 2020

CONTACT:  Dawn Skeete-Walker | Mobile: (347) 533-2071
John Gillespie | | Mobile: 314-708-9090

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (March 30, 2020) – In response to an outpouring of generosity by our community to donate critical medical supplies, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University – University Hospital of Brooklyn has established a special email that be contacted by anyone interested in making donations.

SUNY Downstate will accept donations of the following critical medical supplies:

Personal Protect Equipment - PPE

  • N95 masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Goggles
  • Face Shields
  • Gowns

Any Medical Respiratory Equipment

Anyone interested in donating should send an email to

Please include information about the organization making the donation, the origin of the supplies, the type and quantity of supplies you would like to donate, and information about whether those supplies can be delivered or be picked up by SUNY Downstate, as well as a contact telephone number and email address.

SUNY Downstate – University Hospital of Brooklyn had been designated by Governor Cuomo as COVID-19 only facility.

“We appreciate the generosity of our community in supporting our mission to provide the highest level of care that our patients, their families and the community needs and expects,” said Wayne J. Riley, M.D., President of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. “It is exactly the type of unity and coming together that Governor Cuomo is calling for, and a hallmark of our community here in Brooklyn and the people of New York.”


About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is the borough’s only academic medical center for health education, research, and patient care, and is a 342-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of New York City, and Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents. University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is Downstate’s teaching hospital, backed by the expertise of an outstanding medical school and the research facilities of a world-class academic center. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate's staff.

A regional center for cardiac care, neonatal and high-risk infant services, pediatric dialysis, and transplantation, Downstate also houses a major learning center for children with physical ailments or neurological disorders. In addition to UHB, Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative, including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @sunydownstate.