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Topic: Would you like to donate your used prosthesis?

Forum: Living Without Reconstruction After a Mastectomy — Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.

Posted on: May 19, 2019 08:25AM

burntsienna wrote:

Hello friends,

My aunt in the Caribbean is the head of the cancer society on her island. She is also a cancer survivor. She told me that it is very difficult for cancer survivor to get prostheses after surgery. I told her I would donate my old prostheses to her. My insurance pays for new ones every 2 years so I have an old pair in my closet. I am looking for other prosthesis that I can donate to the Dominica Cancer Society. Please tell me if you have any.

Thanks!

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May 19, 2019 08:47PM Moderators wrote:

Thanks, burntsienna. This sounds like a very worthy cause. Indeed, women in many areas of the world have difficulty accessing things like protheses that are ample in other countries. We appreciate your work to help others!

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Jun 23, 2019 01:05PM Misswats wrote:

I have a set that I’ve been trying to find a place to donate. I would love to donate to your aunt. Please let me know where I should ship them.

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Jun 23, 2019 01:13PM Micmel wrote:

I have one..... single. And it’s a c cup comparison size. I would gladly give it up in a second. I only had one breast removed. But would help anyone if I could.

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 23, 2019 10:43PM Moderators wrote:

Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity! It means so much to those who need it most!

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Jul 10, 2019 09:51PM Misswats wrote:

Hi,

Where do we send our donations?

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Jul 11, 2019 01:05PM Moderators wrote:

Dear Members,

We are trying to find more information on where to send donations. We will post a link when we secure such.

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Jul 15, 2019 03:07PM Moderators wrote:

Dear Members,

We reached out to the Dominica Cancer Society and this is the address that we were given for donations: Thanks for your patience as we work to update some of the links and resources associated with this topic.

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Dominica Cancer Society

30 McIntyre Lane

Goodwill

Commonwealth of Dominica


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Jul 29, 2019 03:04PM Moderators wrote:

Dear Members,

We created a list of organizations that accept donations. You can find it in the FreeCycle forum . We hope that it if helpful.

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Aug 28, 2019 03:26PM - edited Aug 28, 2019 05:19PM by Moderators

I have 5 prosthesis from my mothers closets. We are cleaning out her house, although she is still living. She just turned 93.

How can I get these to you?

I called our local area in Greensboro/ Winston area of NC and they no longer take them.

Surely some poor country can use these.

Marlene

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Aug 28, 2019 04:06PM burntsienna wrote:

Hello everyone,

I am so sorry that I missed your messages. Thank you so much for your responses. I wasn't sure that anyone would reply and forgot my password. I just reset it today. Yes please donate the supplies to the Dominica Cancer Society as indicated by the moderators. I really appreciate it.

Dominica Cancer Society

30 McIntyre Lane

Goodwill

Commonwealth of Dominica

Thanks,

burntsienna

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Feb 13, 2020 02:39PM Mamaparks wrote:

My grandmother just passed away and has a very nice pair, they are hardly used as she didnt wear them much over the last few years. I didnt want to just toss them out, so if your aunt could find others to use them just tell me where to send them! Thanks! christina

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Feb 13, 2020 05:13PM - edited Feb 13, 2020 05:14PM by Moderators

Hi Mamaparks and welcome,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, and we appreciate your efforts to donate! As indicated above, we have a list of resources for donations. Please refer to this list:

Resources for Donating your Bras and Prostheses

We hope this helps and thanks again!

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Feb 16, 2020 12:11PM Pwood112 wrote:

My aunt passed away and had a prosthetic breast. I would like to donate. Where should I send it.

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Feb 16, 2020 10:43PM Moderators wrote:

Pwood112, could you perhaps reach out to where your aunt received treatment, and see if the nurses have someone who could benefit? We are terribly sorry for your loss.

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Mar 8, 2020 11:39AM Sunshine99 wrote:

What a great topic and resource. There is an organization called Knitted Knockers and they will give a prosthesis (or 2) to anyone who asks. I've made a few for them. They have patterns and videos if you are a knitter or crocheter. Their website is www.knitterknockers.org


Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)

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