SOS improves global health and the environment through recovery and redistribution of surplus medical donations.
Hospitals in the United States generate nearly 6 million TONS in medical surplus each year. A large portion of this surplus consists of unused and “under-used” medical supplies and equipment.
An estimated 12.6 million deaths each year are attributed to unhealthy environments. – World Health Organization, 6/2/2018.
What We Do
SOS is a Louisville, Kentucky-based Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO), one of just fifteen organizations of its kind across the United States, and the only organization of its type in the immediate region and one of six accredited in the U.S.
Typically once medical donation materials have been thoroughly sorted, SOS loads those materials into a 40 ft. sea-going container and ships them out to a medically impoverished community. In addition, last year alone we provided more than 107 medical mission teams with the supplies they need in order to treat under-served patients around the world.
Over the years we have recovered more than one million pounds of usable medical supplies and equipment from landfills, and in so doing brought health and hope to medically impoverished communities in 105 countries, including the United States.