Healthcare Facility Surplus

Healthcare facilities in underserved communities often lack the materials and equipment necessary to provide even basic care to their patients.

At the same time, the US healthcare industry generates a staggering amount of useful medical surplus. Much of which, without intervention, is destined for landfills.

Since 1989 Global Links has provided US healthcare institutions with a socially and environmentally beneficial alternative to sending surplus medical materials to landfills. We recover and share materials with public health facilities around the world and local safety net organizations that are providing care for the community’s most vulnerable people.

Blue Bag Program

Surplus medical supplies are the backbone of our mission. Global Links' Blue Bag Program allows hospitals and healthcare facilities an easy way to donate these supplies. Our Blue Bags live on a unit or floor and collect unused supplies. They are then collected on a regular basis, sorted, packed, and sent to those in need. 

Furnishing Recovery Program

Clinical furnishings are vital to our mission. We work with healthcare facilities to recover surplus or no longer needed clinical furnishings such as beds, exam tables, IV poles, and much more. They are then checked, cleaned, and sent to those in need.


Do you work at a healthcare facility and know of surplus supplies or furnishings that can be donated? Contact or 412-361-3424 x213.