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Logansport Memorial Hospital accepting hand sewn masks

Logansport Memorial Hospital is accepting hand sewn masks, but they have some guidelines they want crafters to follow.

Posted: Mar 31, 2020 9:43 PM
Updated: Mar 31, 2020 10:33 PM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - Logansport Memorial Hospital is accepting hand sewn masks, but they have some guidelines they want crafters to follow.

News 18 has had several viewers who are making masks write in to us asking where they can donate them. LMH said they will take masks made with cotton fabric.

They should have an elastic that is 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch, and there should be two different patterns on each side so that staff can distinguish between the front and back.

Chief Nursing Officer Tara McVay said this will help them be proactive about keeping supplies in stock.

"And really looking at what do we need to do to help protect our staff, protect our community and make sure that we have everything we need to do take care of our patients and then our community as well," she said.

The guidelines are based on what the CDC recommends and what "The Turban Project" does.

Tara McVay said they are grateful for all the help they can get.

"We've had several masks donated at this time," she said. "We've had a lot of staff bringing ideas recommendations and our goal really is to protect our staff with the masks that we have and then have options as we go forward," she said.

She said they are continuously monitoring their supply of personal protective equipment. Finished masks should be donated in clear sandwich baggies. The hospital asks that you call ahead to arrange a drop-off at 574-753-1414.

Below is the full list for acceptable hand sewn masks.

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