Free Medical Equipment

Free Medical Equipment & Prosthetics for Cancer Patients

In this section, you will discover agencies that offer free medical equipment and prosthetics to help ease the life of a cancer patient. Supplies and equipment include everything from mobility equipment to lymphedema and mastectomy supplies. Please review all of the free offers below and then contact the agency for specific program requirements and application. Help us ensure these listings are accurate. Please report anything in error here.

Firsthand Foundation Free Medical Equipment for Cancer Patients

Firsthand Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Email: firsthandfoundation@cerner.com
Program Status: Open

Description:

Firsthand Foundation provides funding for necessary medical equipment like wheelchairs, assistive technology equipment, care devices, hearing aids, etc. for children to age 18, and to 21 for children with a child-like mental state. Eligibility is based on financial need. For application and current max income amounts, visit https://www.firsthandfoundation.org/request-funding/.


Hope and Hugs Free Port Pillows for Cancer Patients
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Hope and Hugs Port Pillows

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open
Program Note: New

Description:

Free port pillows for any cancer patient to help provide cushion and protection while riding in the car. These provide an effective way to avoid irritation from the seatbelt. To request your free handmade port pillow for yourself or someone you’re caring for, visit the Hope and Hugs website http://www.hopeandhugs.com/hope-hugs-port-pillow-project/.


Friends of Man

Friends of Man

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

Financial help for hearing aids, medical equipment, mobility equipment, and orthopedic shoes, prostheses, and wheelchairs. This program requires application by your doctor or other medical professional and eligibility is based on your financial need/funds availability. If you live in Colorado, have your doctor (or other professional) use this link http://www.friendsofman.org/ReferCO.php. For those outside Colorado, use this http://www.friendsofman.org/ReferOutsideCO.php.


Knitted Knockers USA

Knitted Knockers USA

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@knittedknockersusa.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Free knitted prosthetics as a replacement for silicone after mastectomy. According to their website, “Knitted Knockers are a light comfortable knitted prosthetic that when placed in a bra has the shape and feel of a real breast, and are more comfortable than silicone prosthetic breasts.”  Request your free knitted knockers here http://knittedknockersusa.org/free_knockers.13.htm.


Ramps.org

Ramps.org

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

Offers free referrals to ramp accessibility funding and building services across the USA. To locate providers in your state, visit this searchable database here http://www.ramps.org/free-ramps.htm.


The Oley Foundation

The Oley Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 776-6539
Program Status: Open

Description:

This free program connects those in need of enteral formula, pumps, tubing and other supplies with families who have items to donate. Products are free to recipients, however, shipping charges may apply. To learn how to request items, visit http://oley.org/?page=Equipment_Exchange#Request.


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2 Comments

  1. I have a neighbor who cannot afford any equipment and she feels embarrassed after her surgery. Can I fill out the form for knitted knockers on her behalf?

    • Hi Haley! I think it’s very kind of you to think of your friend. Your best (and quickest) bet is to follow the link to the Knitted Knockers website and ask them directly.

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