We need donated crutches!

Nov 12, 2021 / Therapy Services

Donate Crutches!

At Scottish Rite for Children, crutches are one of the most commonly used pieces of hospital equipment we provide to our patients. It is crucial for children with healing lower extremities to refrain from walking or bearing weight, and our teams at Scottish Rite issues an average of 20+ pairs of crutches a week.
Currently, there is an international shortage of aluminum crutches, according to U.S. News and World Report, prompting many health care facilities across the country to ask their communities to help.
Starting today, Scottish Rite for Children is asking for new or gently used crutches in any size (youth and adult) to be donated to the Dallas and Frisco campuses.

“We are definitely feeling the impact of the nation-wide shortage of aluminum crutches, especially in the most commonly issued pediatric size of 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-10,” says therapy services manager Mickey Hensley, O.T.R. “Similar to other hospitals, our need is on the rise. With unfilled backorders and no delivery dates in sight, we are reaching out to our community for support.” 

Donated crutches will go through a safety inspection and sanitization process like all medical equipment to ensure each pair is clean, sanitized, operational and safe for our patients to use. Please drop off your crutch donations at the main entrances of our Dallas and Frisco facilities.
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX 75219
5700 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
For more information, please contact crutches@tsrh.org

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