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Where can I get rid of unused pump supplies?

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Nicola M, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Nicola M

    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm unsure if this has already been discussed but I couldn't find a thread so excuse me if there already is one. On Tuesday is my switch over day to a new pump, now I still have some animas supplies left over which I will not be using and I am unsure on what I should be doing with them, I don't want to just bin them as that would not only be a waste but it has sharps contained inside it but I don't really know where I can dispose of them or send them to put them to good use. Any help would be appreciated!!
     
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    Ann1982 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try IDDT who collect supplies for 3rd world countries they might be able to point you in the right direction.
     
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    ealingr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The hospital took mine back when I switched pumps. I didn't ask, but perhaps they use them for education purposes?
     
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    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Ann1982 Emailed IDDT who sadly don’t take pump supplies

    @ealingr think I’m going to take that route and just take my spares to the hospital to get rid of or get use out of
     
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    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Nicola M What supplies are they? its likely another pump user can use them (im always on the lookout for Inset II's) or if they are Medtronic the closed loop groups are always looking for them.
     
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    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pink inset II’s 6mm not sure how many & a couple boxes of cartridges @Engineer88
     
  7. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    @Nicola M - there's a Type 1 Pay it forward group on Facebook. There are always people looking for Anmias pump supplies and any posted on there would be snapped up.
     
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    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @tim2000s thank you very much!! Joined so hopefully someone will snap them up :)
     
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