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How to Donate Unused Medicine |

How to Donate Unused Medicine |

We all have them. Unused and leftover medicines from various illnesses. Here is a way to donate them very easily without any cost to you.

There is an organization called THE STARFISH PROJECT. They are located at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Starfish Project collects unused "leftover" medication from patients in the United States who have stopped or changed their antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. All drugs have patient identification removed before they are sorted, labeled, and shipped to their partner clinics in Nigeria.

They also collect non-ARV medications. Go to their website (the link is below)and download the NON-ARV DRUG FORMULARY for a list of drugs they will accept. Examples are antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, aspirin, vitamins, etc. They cannot accept liquid medications.

Place all pill bottles in a plastic bag and place this bag inside of a cardboard box. All pill bottles should be closed securely. No loose capsules or tablets should be present in the plastic bag or box.

The Starfish Project pays for all shipping costs of medications. They provide pre-paid FedEx labels to their donors. Send donations to:

The Starfish Project
Center for Special Studies
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
119 West 24 Street
New York, NY 10011