Ways You Can Help

While we are urging people to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance for social distancing and staying home as much as possible, many people are still looking for ways they can help. Below are some of the ways you can help your local hospitals and the community.

Donate Supplies

UNC Health is now accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE).

If you or your company have a supply of masks, hand sanitizer, or other essential medical supplies please donate them to help protect healthcare workers and patients.

“At this critical time, we are calling on our community to donate supplies that will help ensure we can continue to protect our patients, providers, and staff,” said Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health. “This situation is unprecedented, and we are asking for extra help.”

UNC Health will accept any of the following items:

Most Urgent Needs
  • Elastic
  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Surgical mask with shield
  • Nasal swabs for medical use
Other Needs
  • Disinfectant
  • Eye protection, including safety goggles/glasses
  • Face shield
  • Gloves, disposable
  • Gowns, disposable
  • Hand sanitizer, greater than 60% alcohol
  • Hand soap
  • Shoe covers, disposable
Drop-off locations and hours of operation include:

UNC Health Learning Street

2001 Carrington Mill Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560
March 30 - April 3
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
100 Sprunt Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
March 30 - April 3
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

UNC Wellness Center at Northwest Cary
350 Stonecroft Lane
Cary, North Carolina 27519
March 30 - April 3
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rex Wellness Center of Raleigh
4200 Lake Boone Trail
March 30 - April 3
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Old Rocky Mount Eye Building
400 Nash Medical Arts Mall
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Monday- Friday
12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

In the future, we may open “pop-up” donation centers as needed. Follow us on social to stay up-to-date on how you can help. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you have a question about donations email

Thank you for helping to protect healthcare workers!

Ways to Help

Donate Blood

Donors are encouraged to give at The Blood Connection’s Donation Center at 5925 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. The Center is open every day: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. -7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. -5 p.m.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment at, however walk-ins are welcome. The Blood Connection centers have been deep cleaned, and precautions are in place to protect every donor, including physical distancing.

COVID-19 Response Fund

Gifts to the COVID-19 Response Fund will provide critical funding for UNC Health’s immediate needs to fight the pandemic. These include:

  • Protective equipment for health care providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Lab equipment and materials for researchers working around the clock to develop new tests and treatments
  • Aid for already-vulnerable patients, families and caregivers suffering from additional loss of income
  • Financial support for medical students affected by reduced campus operations


Homemade Face Masks

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Thanks to the generous support from our community, we met our need for homemade face masks. We no longer need additional cloth face masks. Please consider supporting another group in need of masks. A list can be found on the Deaconess How to Make a Face Mask website.