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April
2020
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05:27 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

College, County and City Announce CPAP/BiPAP Donation Program to Meet COVID-19 Ventilator Needs

Individuals or companies can donate machines to Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District during scheduled drop-off periods at Del Mar College West Campus

Provided by DMC College Relations Office

Del Mar College (DMC), the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District (CCNCPHD) and the City of Corpus Christi are collaborating to ensure a supply of auxiliary ventilators is available during the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic if the need arises. The three partners are officially announcing a CPAP/BiPAP Donation Program and asking community members to donate machines not in use to the CCNCPHD.

CPAP and BiPAP machines are normally used by people who suffer from sleep apnea; however, in emergency situations, these machines could be used as an alternative for ventilation.

Del Mar College will collect, clean, inventory and store donated CPAP and BiPAP machines for the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District. The distribution and use of these machines for auxiliary ventilators will be handled by the CCNCPHD or health facilities receiving them.

Anyone wishing to donate their CPAP and BiPAP machines, tubes and masks to the CCNCPHD can deliver them to the College’s West Campus, located at Old Brownsville and Airport Roads, for a one-week period on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. starting Tuesday, April 28 (and ending May 1).  Individuals will enter the campus using Boaz Boulevard off Airport Road and continue around the circular drive until they reach the curbside station next to Health Sciences Building 3. (campus map provided below)

For more information about the CPAP/ BiPAP Donation Program, call the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District at 361-826-7200.

 

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