Donate/Receive Larger Medical Equipment

Large DME Referral System

ReCARES does not have the storage capacity to accept donations of large pieces of medical equipment. Instead, we have a referral system, where we connect people around the Bay Area who wish to donate or receive equipment. Use the Sign-Up form below to enter what kind of equipment you wish to donate/receive as well as your contact information.

This system is currently intended for donating or receiving the following types of equipment:

  • Hospital Bed
  • Hoyer Lift
  • Sit to Stand Lift (Sara Lift, Lift Up, Stand Assist, Stand Up Lift)
  • Trapeze
  • Reclining Chair

If your inquiry concerns equipment not included in the above, feel free to email recares.oakland@gmail.com.

All parties must have a working email address to use this system.

For recipients

If you are a recipient, we will email you a list of potential donors that match the equipment specifications you have entered. If you would like to receive multiple pieces of equipment, you must submit a new form for each piece.

Please note that ReCARES does not guarantee the availability of any piece of equipment. You will be responsible for contacting the individuals whose information we provide you with. ReCARES will not assist in the transfer of the equipment. You will be responsible for inspecting the equipment and ensuring that it meets your needs. ReCARES makes no guarantees regarding the quality or condition of the equipment.

For donors

If you are a donor, we will share your information with potential recipients that have indicated a need for the type of equipment you have listed. If you would like to donate multiple pieces of equipment, you must submit a new form for each piece.

Once you have donated your equipment or no longer have need for this service, use the Opt-Out form below to remove your information from our system. To opt-out, you will need to enter the email address you used to sign up as well as the type of equipment which you would like removed. We will continue to share your information with potential donors until we hear otherwise.

Sign up for the referral system

Opt-out of the referral system