Where can I donate NovoTwist 30G pen needles?

By marylanddad Latest Reply 2014-08-04 11:14:38 -0500
Started 2014-08-03 08:03:31 -0500

I have almost a full box of the needles. is it legal to donate? Who where?

5 replies

katieroselynn 2014-08-04 11:14:38 -0500 Report

No problem. I know there are a lot of people out there who are struggling to pay for their medications. I have insurance right now but will lose it when I turn 19 and then I'm not sure what I'll do. I rather give it to someone who can use it than let it go to waste. Hope you can find someone who can use it. :)

marylanddad 2014-08-04 10:03:06 -0500 Report

jaybee2 thanks for the suggestion. I will follow up with the health department.

A little more info on the needles. We got the needles from Novartis (?) for growth hormone shots for my 11 yo daughter. (She has Turner Syndrome and GH is part of the treatment protocol). I am told that these are the same needles used by the Levemir pen. The needles are neat as they only need a small twist to get on/off the pen. However, her pediatric endo prescribed her 32G needles to reduce the ouch factor. so we have these new but unused needles to donate.

katieroselynn 2014-08-04 09:48:31 -0500 Report

I'm not sure which type you have but when I changed from Novalog and Lantaus to a pump I found someone one facebook via my local JDRF who was having trouble paying for their meds.

marylanddad 2014-08-04 10:13:11 -0500 Report

Katie: If I can find someone like that person in need - that will be the best. We also have a few needles that are 32G but are not the twist type. They need to be screwed on the pen. I am not active on fb but can call the local JDRF. Thanks.

jayabee52 2014-08-03 22:33:46 -0500 Report

Howdy Maryland
Check with your county health department to determine the local free or reduced cost clinic. They may be able to put those needles to use.


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