Donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals, St Mary’s Hospital and the Royal Free Hospitals of London and Cambridge, but they have to be for specific types of medical equipment, such as surgery equipment or medicines.
You can make a donation of any type of medical supply, including medical equipment that can be donated to the NHS, including surgical equipment, medicines, equipment to help treat cancer or diabetes.
A donation of surgical equipment is not covered.
Medical supplies can be sent by post or courier if they are not needed for medical treatment.
A collection of supplies may be needed if there is a lack of beds or operating theatres.
You cannot make a gift of medical supplies from a bank or a post office.
However, if the supplies are needed for treatment in a hospital, a bank account is required.
You must notify the organisation in writing that you wish to make a payment for medical supplies.
You should also provide the amount of the payment and the recipient’s name and contact details.
The money should be made payable to the charity and mailed to the recipient.
If you need to collect supplies yourself, a charity can arrange for a courier or post office to pick up the medical supplies and deliver them.
If the recipient does not require the medical equipment for treatment, the charity can send the equipment to a local hospital, or arrange for the recipient to collect it themselves.
You are only responsible for the cost of the items.
You do not need to give the items to a third party.
If it is a medical supply you would like to donate, you should ask for details of the supply and the value.
If a donation is made by a registered charity, you are also required to make sure that it is properly classified.
This means that the name of the registered charity is recorded on the receipt, and the amount paid must be declared on the donation.
The information must be clear, complete and accurate.
If any part of the information is unclear or incomplete, you must check it before making a donation.
Donations must be made in full and in accordance with the rules of the charity.
You will need to provide the name and address of the donor, and a photocopy of the relevant documents, such in case the donor is unable to provide those documents.
The donation is not tax deductible, and you must declare any amount received as income on your tax return.
If there are any doubts about whether the recipient of a medical supplies donation is the same person as the donor who made the donation, they should contact the charity to make any enquiries.
When can you donate medical clothes?
There are two types of donation: medical clothing donations and medical equipment donations.
The rules for the first are simple: you must give the clothes in the following order: First, you can give medical clothing, which is clothing that is used by a qualified person, to the first person in line who is entitled to receive it.
Second, you cannot give medical equipment or medical supplies to any other person unless they are eligible to receive them.
Medical clothing donations can only be made if the person receiving them is a qualified medical practitioner or registered nurse.
The first person who receives medical clothing or medical equipment must complete a Form T4072 or a Form TS4002.
If medical clothing is donated to an eligible person, the person who donated it must complete the medical clothing donation form.
Medical equipment donations can be either medical equipment donated by the recipient or medical items donated by a charity.
The criteria for the second type of donation is more complex, and depends on the recipient: first, if it is medical equipment which is intended for use in a medical condition, you need a declaration of eligibility form for medical equipment; and second, if medical equipment is donated for a medical procedure, the recipient must complete medical equipment donation form for any medical equipment the recipient has received.
If your donation includes medical supplies or medical instruments, you have to complete the Form T4002 or the Form TS5001.
If no medical equipment has been donated for any purpose, you will need a medical equipment declaration form.
This forms has to be signed by the donor.
You need to declare that the donor gave the medical supply or medical instrument to you for a particular purpose.
You also need to identify the specific purpose of the medical condition and the date of the donation of the equipment.
If this information is not available, you may be asked to provide a medical record showing the date, place and circumstances of the incident where the medical service or service activity took place.
For example, if you received medical supplies for a dental procedure, it is important that the recipient sign a medical evidence declaration stating the date and the name, address and telephone number of the dentist who delivered the medical goods.
Medical donations made in person can only take place if the donor has an appointment with a qualified doctor and is a resident of the UK.
Medical gifts can be received by: patients with