Donating glasses to Ireland is not as easy as it sounds.
To be eligible, you must be an adult or a minor.
If you’re over 16, you will need a parent or guardian present for your donation to count.
You’ll need to be accompanied by a person aged 18 or over.
If the donation is for a child, you’ll need their consent.
The charity has provided a guide to donating glasses and medical supplies.
The guide covers the basics, including how to take a donation and how to contact them.
Donate Glass, Medical Supplies To donate glasses and other medical supplies, head to the donation drop-box in your local health unit.
The donation box can be found at the front desk of your local hospital or clinic.
The drop-off points are: St Stephen’s Hospital in Kilkenny, Kilkyn, and other locations in Dublin, Cork and elsewhere.
Donations will be collected at a time and place of your choice, and will be accepted from 9am until 11:59pm on Thursday, October 31st.
St Stephens Hospital is the only local health facility that accepts donations from this site.
Contact the St Stephen s Hospital to find out more.
Donating medical supplies If you want to donate medical supplies or other medical equipment to Ireland, you can do so either online or over the phone.
You can contact Donor Direct, the charity that administers Donor Aid, to receive the goods or services you’re interested in.
It’s up to you whether you want them to be donated to a hospital, a clinic or any other organisation.
You must provide the details of the item you’d like to donate, such as the type of medical supplies you’d prefer to have and how much you would like the item to cost.
You may also need to provide the amount of money you’d want to receive from Donor’s Aid.
DonorDirect will then contact the charity you’re contacting to determine if they are willing to make the donation.
For more information, go to www.donordirect.ie/donor.
If it’s more expensive, you may need to pay more.
The amount of the donation will be deducted from your DonorAid income.
If your Donator Direct account is set up with an individual Donor Account, you are responsible for all charges and fees associated with that Donor account.
For further information, visit www.daid.ie.
Donors may also contact the Donor Agency, the organisation that adminises Donor Allowances and Donor Cards, to request additional details on how to claim the donations.
The Donor agency can provide further details.
You will need to give the donor details to Donor Duties at a local Health Unit.
If that donor is an adult, the donor must be accompanied at all times.
If they are a minor, they must be accompanying at all time.
The information and/or the amount will be taken from your account.
If both of you are over 18, you need to agree on who you are going to accompany and you must provide your name and address.
If a donor’s child is under 18, they may accompany you in your place, but you need a valid photo ID.
If no children are accompanying, you cannot accompany.
If there is a significant risk that a child is present, the child may be required to leave the hospital.
If this happens, a parent must present themselves at the hospital and the parent must contact Doner Duties immediately.
They may also ask you to remove your personal belongings and arrange for a tow car to be sent to take them away from the hospital premises.
If an adult has to accompany a child under 18 in order to donate an item, you should take responsibility for that person and their safety and security and take care not to harm them.
If one of you does not have the funds to pay for the donation, the person responsible for collecting and paying for the items will need you to contact Donator Duties to request payment.
If DonatorDuties has a donation fee of €50, DonatorDirect will deduct the donation from the donation amount from your donation amount and send it directly to the Donator Agency.
It is also the responsibility of the donor to make sure they have a valid ID to identify them and to keep the receipt for DonorDuties.
If donation is made at the donation box, you also need the donor’s contact details to ensure the person who receives the donation has the correct ID to provide to Donator Duty.
The recipient of the Donation can choose to return the donation at the address on the receipt and the recipient of Donator Aid will send it back.
You cannot return items donated at Donator Drop Boxes without first getting a receipt from Donator.
Donation Donation drop boxes are available at the entrance to the St Stephens hospital, Kilkinagh, Dublin 2, from 9