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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #1
CPAP Charities
Anyone have any insight to domestic US charities that take in used CPAP machines to provide to someone that may not other wise have access to one? Machines that have too many hours for someone like Secondwind (Supplier #2) to sell/recycle - like machines that may have 3,000 - 4,000 or more hours on them, but would still have a service life of a few years left. Or may take and fix struggling machines or use for parts.

I know it has probably been discussed here before, but I would like to find out more and in particular if someone has had good or bad experiences with them.

Gracias muchos danke -
OMMOHY
(This post was last modified: 06-19-2016 08:47 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
06-19-2016 08:45 PM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #2
RE: CPAP Charities
ASAA has a donation and CPAP assistance program here:

http://www.sleepapnea.org/resources/cpap-assistance-program.html

But as some have pointed out, ASAA charges those in need a $70.00 "program fee" for one mask, and $100 "program fee" for a CPAP machine, so it would be $170 to get setup with a "free" CPAP & mask. Pretty sure the person in need also needs to pay shipping for the items.

Some have pointed out that ASAA may be using that program to raise funds for their organization, since they get donated CPAPs & Masks for free (which may or may not be true).

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06-19-2016 10:05 PM
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Machine: PR System One DS560
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: F&P Pilairo Q or ResMed Mirage Activa
Humidifier: PR System One
CPAP Pressure: 14 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Former ResMed S8 Autoset II user

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Location: Eugene, Oregon

Post: #3
RE: CPAP Charities
Secondwind acts as the collection point for the ASAA's CPAP assistance program. They are both at the same street address in Tracy, Minnesota. The ASAA doesn't want anything older than S9 or System One.
06-19-2016 11:59 PM
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