Wound Care Distribution Program

debra of America distributes wound care supplies to individuals with Epidermolysis Bullosa in the US who are temporarily unable to obtain them. These specialized, non-adherent bandages and other necessary supplies can have a retail cost in excess of $10,000 per month. In many cases, private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare does not cover the entire amount. There are times when families have exhausted their insurance coverage, and cannot afford to buy these necessary supplies out-of-pocket.  With this program, we aim to bridge these gaps in coverage, and supplement bandages for those in times of need.

REQUESTING SUPPLIES

Supplies will be shipped as soon as possible within the week they have been requested. Requests received on Thursday or Friday may be shipped the following week. Supplies are shipped via FedEx Ground Service. If you require emergency supplies, please contact debra of America directly at (212) 868-1573 x104.

To request wound care supplies, please complete the following online form.

For more information, or to discuss your supply request, please email woundcare [at] debra [dot] org, or call (212) 868-1573 x104.

DONATING SUPPLIES

Donating wound care supplies to the Wound Care Distribution Program makes a direct impact on those with EB who are in need.

Donations are accepted from individuals, corporations and through Wound Care Supply Drives. Hosting a wound care supply drive is a great way to spread EB awareness and make a big difference in the EB community. To ensure your wound care drive is a success, we’ve put together some helpful tips and informational material:

See our Wound Care Drive Toolkit to get started!

Please note, debra of America accepts a wide variety of sealed and unused products, and shipping labels are available upon request. Click on the Wound Care Drive Toolkit for more information, or email woundcare [at] debra [dot] org or call (212) 868-1583 x104.


EB Emergency Kits

EB Emergency Kitsdebra of America will be providing EB Emergency Kits to the first 300 participants that sign up! This emergency kit is small enough to travel with, and contains dressings to cover and protect an IV site should an emergency arise. This kit includes:

  • IV Clear, an Antimicrobial Clear Silicone Adhesive Securement Dressing
  • Sensi-Care, Sting Free Adhesive Remover Wipes
  • Mepitac, Soft Silicone Tape featuring SafetacTechnology

Hospital care tips, instructions for health care practitioners and information about EB is also included. A huge thank you to Mölnlycke, ConvaTec and Covalon Technologies Ltd. for donating these supplies. If you are interested in receiving an EB Emergency Kit, please complete the online form above and type EB EMERGENCY KIT into the wound care supplies field. Kits will be shipped on a first-come, first-served basis (U.S. only).


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