Where Can I Sell or Donate My Used CPAP Equipment (machine & supplies)?

Do you have a new PAP machine and no longer need your old machine?

Do you have an extra mask or tubing for your old machine that you never used?

Would you like to donate your unused or gently used equipment?

Chances are, if you’ve been using PAP therapy for more than a couple of years, you’ve got an old device hanging around. We’re keeping an updated list of local and national organizations that can help you sell or donate your new or gently used equipment to those in need.

Breathe California of the Bay Area
(www.breathebayarea.org )

Breathe California of the Bay Area
1469 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone (408) 998-5865
Email Michael Baker: michael@lungsrus.org 

PurposeBreathe California of the Bay Area is a non-profit founded in 1911 that fights lung disease in all its forms and works with its communities to promote lung health. They envision a world that promotes healthy lungs and a healthy environment. 

Where: They receive donated CPAP and BiPAP machines from hospitals, sleep centers, and individuals.  They clean and test the machines to ensure they work properly, then redistribute them to clients.  When the clients receive a machine, Breathe California asks for a donation amount between $55 to $105 depending on the type of machine.  The machines come with new hose and filters, and they have new masks available for $10.  For clients not in the area, they offer to ship the machines for an additional $40.  If you’re local, you can drop off equipment at their location in San Jose (see above). 

Accepted donations: New or used PAP machines less than 6 years old. New supplies only.

How to donate: Call or email Caitlin (contact info above) to arrange for a donation. You will hear back within 3 days.  They request an additional $40 donation to cover shipping and packaging costs and they will provide a donation receipt for the value of the equipment plus the $40 that can be used for your taxes.

How to request equipment:  Call or email Michael (contact info above) to request a device or supplies. You will hear back within 3 days. A prescription is required to dispense any equipment and no proof of financial need is required.

The Reggie White Foundation
(www.reggiewhitefoundation.org )

The Reggie White Sleep Disorders & Research Foundation
2356 S. 102 Street
West Allis, WI 53227
Phone (414) 238-2190
Email info@reggiewhitefoundation.org 

Purpose: The Foundation was co-founded after Reggie White’s premature death, by his wife Sara, in conjunction with the Sleep Wellness Institute in West Allis, Wisconsin. They recognize the role that sleep apnea played in cutting Reggie’s life short, and want to help people of all economic backgrounds to understand the symptoms and risks of this disorder. They provide CPAP therapy equipment to those who might otherwise be unable to secure the needed equipment. CPAP equipment is provided to patient’s who qualify for the foundation’s assistance and who have a current prescription for the equipment.

Where: Nationwide. The foundation also accepts donations that are shipped to their facility.

Accepted Donations: They accept certain PAP machines based on their age. They will ask you to send a picture or description of the machine you wish to donate so they can find out if they can get parts (for the older machines). They also accept donations of supplies if they are still in their original packaging and unopened.

How to Donate: Submit the CPAP donation form found on the website or email manager@donatedcpap.org to inquire about equipment you wish to donate.  All donations must be pre-approved. Sender must be willing to pay shipping charges. A charitable donation letter will be provided. 

American Sleep Apnea Association
(www.donatedcpap.org )

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Ste. 1025 Washington, DC 20006
Phone (888) 293-3650
asaa@sleepapnea.org

Purpose: The American Sleep Apnea Association provides help for diagnosed sleep apnea patients who have no insurance, high insurance deductibles, or through financial hardship cannot afford this critical and life-saving medical equipment.

Where: Nationwide. ASAA accepts donations that are shipped to their facility.

Accepted Donations: The CPAP program needs donations of CPAP, Auto CPAP, Bi-Level (learn about different types of PAP devices here) and heated humidifiers, factory sealed masks and new unused tubing (learn about different types of PAP replacement supplies here). 

How to Donate: Submit the CPAP donation form found on the website or email manager@donatedcpap.org to inquire about equipment you wish to donate.  All donations must be pre-approved. Sender must be willing to pay shipping charges. A charitable donation letter will be provided. 

The Kibogora Initiative via Second Wind CPAP (www.secondwindcpap.com )

Second Wind CPAP 117 3rd St. Tracy, MN 56175
Phone: 1-855-263-2727

Purpose: Second Wind CPAP specializes in quality discounted ‘open box’ new and gently used CPAP & BIPAP equipment for those individuals who could not otherwise afford it. SecondwindCPAP is proud to be part of the The Kibogora Initiative, now in its 15th year. The program was originally created to care of the children of Rwanda who lost their parents to genocide and war. Since that time, the program has grown, with those very children they helped, to broaden their scope to assist in the resolution of critical issues surrounding health care in the local communities. The focus of SecondwindCPAP is to provide donated CPAP devices to the Kibogora Project, for the treatment of Rwandan’s neonatal population.

Where: Nationwide. Second Wind CPAP accepts donations that are shipped to their facility.

How to Sell: Second Wind CPAP will usually pay you for your used equipment and pay for shipping as well. Contact via email or phone: sales@secondwindcpap.com or call toll free 855-263-7373. 

How to Donate: Contact Mark Seager, Respiratory Therapist at mark@secondwindcpap.com

Advocates for World Health
(www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/)

5601 Airport Blvd
Tampa, FL 33634

Purpose: Advocates for World Health is a not-for-profit corporation that recovers surplus medical products and distributes them to relief agencies working in developing nations. The medical products they recover provide medical humanitarian aid and improve healthcare access in impoverished communities while preventing these life-saving materials from going to waste.

Where: Nationwide. Advocates for World Health accepts donations that are shipped to their facility. They will make arrangements for local pickup in Central Florida.

How to Donate: Advocates for World Health strives to reuse as many donations as possible. They accept functioning medical equipment, as well as semi-functional and inoperable machinery. As long as the condition of the equipment is fair, they have trained technicians to repair minor damage and ensure the product’s functionality.

To recycle your medical equipment and schedule a pickup (local or for large donations from hospitals or clinics), fill out their donation formAlternatively, you can ship donations directly to their warehouse address listed above.

The Durable Medical Equipment Aid Society
(www.thedme.org)

5827 Corbin Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: (818) 298-9893
Email: nilofar.amier@yahoo.com 

Purpose: Thousands of individuals in Southern California who have on-going physical limitations, or who become disabled due to illness or injury, have limited or no access to the wheelchairs, walkers, or other durable medical equipment that they need to assist in their daily living, their recovery from illness or injury, or to cope with on-going or recurring physical limitations due to limited financial or insurance resources. The Durable Medical Equipment Aid Society (The DME) is a locally based, non-profit organization that supports and promotes the re-use of gently used durable medical equipment and makes that equipment available, free of charge, to these individuals.

Where: Southern California

How to Donate: The DME will accept donations of new and used durable medical equipment. While they are not accepting CPAP donations at this time, they can help provide equipment to those in need. Please contact them to arrange donations of other durable medical equipment online http://www.thedme.org/contact-us or by calling or emailing (info above).

Are you looking for equipment for a patient in need?

Secondwind CPAP will help clinicians, physicians or social workers attempting to obtain equipment for a patient in need. In Southern Califorina, The DME Aid Society offers CPAP and other durable medical equipment to those in need. The Reggie White Foundation also provides CPAP equipment to those in need (you can download thier application here). We’ve compiled a list of organizations who provide low-cost or free CPAP machines and supplies for those in financial need- you can read it here.

Do you have experience donating or selling your equipment? Do you recommend any other organizations that we did not include here? Share in the comments below.

Do you need a new device? Learn more about PAP devices and therapy here:

Learn more!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2015 and has been edited and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness based on new information and feedback provided by our patients and readers. Thank you for the information you have provided in the comments.

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Previous reader comments posted on Sleepdr.com/blog:

tj Wells

3/30/2016, 1:25:58 PM

I have a good amount of CPAP equiptment that I could like to donate in DElaware

3/30/2016, 2:53:07 PM

Hi TJ, that’s great. Both of the organizations we listed in the post should be able to help you as they are accepting mailed in donations. Please let us know how it goes and if there is anything we should share with others looking to make a donation.

Maureen Bowery

9/10/2016, 11:46:08 AM

I would like to donate CPAP equipment and new spare parts some one living in Hamden CT

Julia Steele Rodriguez

9/12/2016, 8:27:37 AM

Hi Maureen. You can contact Breathe California by emailing diana@lungsrus.com. She can help you arrange a donation. Thanks!

Carmela DiSomma

9/14/2016, 8:28:36 AM

Maureen I am a social worker in Lancaster and I could really use a c-pap machine for a patient of mine. If you still have it available please contact me. Thanks

tj Wells

3/30/2016, 4:18:23 PM

Who wants/needs COPD equipment CPAP/ BiPAP tat I want to donate to hospitals, Hospice,supply agencies in the Delaware area

Julia Steele Rodriguez

4/27/2016, 11:45:04 AM

Hi TJ! I’ve updated this post with a couple more organizations. Please check out Advocates for World Health (www.awhealth.org/donate-medical-equipment/). They should be able to make good use of your equipment. Thanks for thinking of others!

beverly frocillo

4/15/2016, 9:01:40 AM

I live in Warren Mich do you know where i can donate a bunch of cpap equipment new masks, hoses head gear & filters & humidefiers for the machines

4/19/2016, 12:06:38 PM

Hi Beverly. Have yo had any luck with the two organizations we references above? I’d love to know if there were any issues. I’m actively looking to add more resources for donations as a lot of people have asked. Please email me jrodriguez@sleepdr.com thanks!

Zeke Berlin

4/19/2016, 11:15:52 AM

I have the humidifier portion of a bipap machine. It’s from Respironics,Inc. It was used for two weeks. Can i donate this to someplace in South Jersey or Philadelphia?

4/19/2016, 12:04:00 PM

Hi Zeke, have you tried reaching out to the two organizations in the links above? Im going to look for some local options for you too. Please email me your contact info to jrodriguez@sleepdr.com

Sarah

5/24/2016, 10:56:01 AM

We recently closed a sleep lab and I am looking to sell all of the equipment. It was barely used, 2 complete labs used for maybe 20 patients. Any sources on where to sell this equipment?

5/24/2016, 11:00:29 AM

Hi Sarah, can you send me your contact info? I think we can help. jrodriguez@sleepdr.com 877-775-3377 ext. 132

luisa moss

6/1/2016, 8:34:56 AM

any place to donate without shipping costs? it will cost me $20 to ship to Minnesota (ASAA)

6/1/2016, 9:51:39 AM

Hi Luisa, To the best of my knowledge, the Reggie White Foundation and Second Wind CPAP may pay for shipping but it depends on the type of device or supplies you are donating (they may pay shipping for a newer model CPAP if they can refurbish it). You will need to contact each organization to find out more. Hope this helps. Please let me know what you find out. jrodriguez@sleepdr.com

SIDNEY BARBER

6/11/2016, 8:15:17 PM

I have several CPAP machines , and some extra supplies (tubing, masks, mask inserts – i.e, nasal pillows, filters, plus carrying cases) that I would like to sell/donate. There was a smoker in my home, but not in my room. Can you suggest which agency I should call? It doesn’t make sense to bury them in the landfill.

Julia Steele Rodriguez

6/13/2016, 9:21:31 AM

Hi Sidney, I would start with the Reggie White Foundation http://www.reggiewhitefoundation.org/. Good luck and thanks for thinking of helping others 🙂

Talesea Anderson

7/4/2016, 10:43:32 PM

In need of a cpap machine ASAP. My medicaid wouldn’t cover it. I feel as though it may be getting worse. I don’t have much family that’s willing to help. If someone on here can help me or recommend me somewhere I would be more than thankful.Age 21 NC area

Julia Steele Rodriguez

7/5/2016, 9:52:30 AM

Hi Talesea. Please try the Reggie White Foundation http://www.reggiewhitefoundation.org/contact/default.asp. They are very responsive and should be able to help. Good luck!

7/22/2016, 11:41:50 PM

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kelly P

8/12/2016, 9:49:01 AM

Any places to donate CPAP machine in Northern Virginia?

Julia Steele Rodriguez

8/18/2016, 9:49:49 AM

Hi Kelly. The Reggie White Foundation will accept donations sent in across the country. I don’t know of any local facilities that you could drive to. Good luck and please keep us posted if you find another org.

Kristine Charbonneau

8/20/2016, 8:00:16 AM

If you can pay shipping via paypal, I’ll send you 2 devices (and I believe a humidifier got one) plus some supplies. Let me know!

8/23/2016, 4:55:31 PM

Hi Kristine. Have you tried contacting Second Wind CPAP? They may pay for shipping (and even for the devices). http://www.secondwindcpap.com/Selling_Used_CPAP.html

Kristine Charbonneau

8/20/2016, 8:00:51 AM

If you can pay shipping via paypal, I’ll send you 2 devices (and I believe a humidifier got one) plus some supplies. Let me know!

9/7/2016, 9:55:48 AM

Breathe California of the Bay Area conducts a popular program in which we accept donated CPAP and BiPAP machines and redistribute them.

We provide CPAP/ Auto CPAP , Bi-PAP /Auto Bi-PAP machines and respiratory equipment to consumers. We do require recipients to provide us with a copy of their prescription – we cannot distribute equipment or add you to a waiting list without a prescription on file.

If you have an unused CPAP machine or other respiratory equipment, please consider donating it. There is substantial need for such equipment.

If you are a consumer/ patient and wish to receive CPAP/Bi-PAP and want to learn more about this program, please contact Nidhi Badiyani at 408-998-5865 or email at nidhi@lungsrus.org. You may also fax your prescription to 408-998-0578. Please be sure to include your personal contact information so we can call you as machines become available.

Breathe California of the Bay Area ● 1469 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126 ● Phone: (408) 998-5865

Julia Steele Rodriguez

9/7/2016, 10:56:21 AM

Hi, Melissa. Thanks so much for adding this info! We will update the post with Breathe California. Keep up the important work.

vinod Kumar

10/6/2016, 5:44:48 AM

I am looking for a CAPA machine, my doctor instructed me to use it. I can’t buy because I cannot afford one. Looking for a used one, if any one want to donate please email me.

10/6/2016, 11:52:50 AM

Hello Vinod Kumar! I believe we can come up with a solution to your problem. If you can contact me at Diana@lungsrus.org or call Breathe California at (408) 998-5865, we will most certainly help you out 🙂

10/6/2016, 11:49:45 AM

Hello Vinod Kumar! I believe we can come up with a solution to your problem. If you can contact me at Diana@lungsrus.org or call Breathe California at (408) 998-5865, we will most certainly help you out 🙂

Ashley Siekei

10/22/2016, 12:18:37 AM

Is there a way to obtain a cpap and full face mask ( I’m a mouth breather) at a free or low b price? I’m a single mom of two boys and I don’t have insurance. I have applied for Medicaid but was denied because I make $400 a month. I’m a full time nursing student. I just want you be healthy again. I currently reside in Texas. Thank you in advance.

10/24/2016, 12:34:00 PM

Hello Ashley, if you could please email me at Diana@lungsrus.org, we can try to help you out to our best ability 🙂

Comments

  1. Donna L Reply

    I have a full face mask designed for women that I would be happy to donate to Ashley. I opened the package to try it on, but haven’t used it. How can I reach Ashley? I tried the “Reply to” link, but it doesn’t work.

  2. Cheryl L. Allen Reply

    Are there any places in the Tucson, Arizona area that accepts new Cpap equipment that has not been used.

    • Julia Rodriguez Reply

      Hi Cheryl, I’m not aware of any organizations in Tuscon, but suggest contacting Diana at Breathe California of the Bay Area. If you end up working with another organization for your donation, please let me know so that I can update this listing. Thanks for working to donate your equipment to someone in need.

      Phone (408) 998-5865
      Email Diana Fernandez: diana@lungsrus.org

  3. Jeanette Anstice Reply

    Have 2 cpap machines and new masks to donate in Lynnwood, Wa area Where can I do this??

    • Julia Rodriguez Reply

      Hi Jeanette, I’m not aware of any organizations in Washington, but suggest contacting Diana at Breathe California of the Bay Area. If you end up working with another organization for your donation, please let me know so that I can update this listing. Thanks for working to donate your equipment to someone in need.

      Phone (408) 998-5865
      Email Diana Fernandez: diana@lungsrus.org

  4. Anne S. Reply

    Would like to donate CPAP machine, masks, etc. to Akron or Cleveland area. I have read all of the above. Thanks.

    • Julia Rodriguez Reply

      Hi Anne. I’m not aware of any organizations in your area, but please let me know if you come across one that I can add to this list. Breathe California is a non-profit that will accept your donation and asks for $40 for processing.

  5. Thomas Williamson Reply

    I have 2 cap machines,1 of them is the
    Old “brick”, the other has humidifier (2)but
    They have been discontinued. All so several maskes
    20 plus
    Hoses and pillows.
    I would like to donate in the Phoenix area, any ideas?

    • Julia Rodriguez Reply

      Hi, Thomas. I haven’t come across anything in the Phoenix area. California may be the closest and I suggest contacting Breathe California, a non-profit that will accept your donation and asks for $40 for processing or the Sleep Apnea Association. Please let me know if you find another organization so that we can put that info into this post too. Good luck.

  6. charlene r judd Reply

    My boyfriend needs a new cpap asap he is need because we don’t insurance.

    • Julia Rodriguez Reply

      Hi Charlene. The American Sleep Apnea Associating has new devices for patients with no insurance, like your boyfriend. You can call 888-293-3650 or email asaa@sleepapnea.org Good luck!

  7. Toader Cristian Reply

    Hello, my name is Cristian Toader, are from Romania in May Exactly Ciorani bottom of Prahova county, and are bonlnav sleep apnea, and we need this device you can purchase mil not, you think you can help me? this is my email address … juve_8890@yahoo.com thank you, I vam written for Google traslator do not understand English!

    • Julia Rodriguez Reply

      Hi Toader. We do not ship equipment outside of the United States.

  8. Vivian wermuth Reply

    Have a very old cpap my husband used rarely would like to donate in Phila area. Possibly not have to pay for shipping. Please advise

  9. Julia Rodriguez Reply

    Hi Vivian. It depends on the age of your device (whether or not it could be useful for another person), but you should try Second Wind CPAP as they will pay for shipping in some cases. Good luck!

  10. Ken Reply

    Hi,
    I would like to donate a used cpap device to a co-workers son who is between insurance and trying to start a new job. He was in the hospital for something unrelated and they observed his sleep apnea and now he can’t sleep due to anxiety from know about his recent diagnoses. Can I legally donate it to him without being liable?
    Thanks

  11. Julia Rodriguez Reply

    Hi Ken. That’s a great and very thoughtful question. A machine can be used by more than one person if it is sanitized properly. The biggest issue with getting equipment from a family member of friend is that the “patient” may not be under the care of a physician, have a prescription, or even know the proper settings or how to use the device. I suggest having him talk to his physician and trying to find a local equipment provider who is willing to set this device, clean it and provide training. Equipment providers dispense used equipment from time-to-time and if he explains the situation, they may be able to help. Especially if he’s in the market for replacement CPAP supplies from time-to-time. Good luck!

  12. Cheri Reply

    I have a machine, about a year old, and lots of supplies. Any ideas on where to donate here in Helena MT? I can not pay shipping costs.

  13. Julia Rodriguez Reply

    Hi Cheri. Try contacting Second Wind CPAP. They may pay for shipping since your machine is newer. Good luck!

  14. JudyAduskevicz Reply

    I have a old CPAP machine I no longer use. The last time I used it was 2007. It is in good condidation because I hardly use it. I live in Meriden, Ct. Can you advise where and how
    To donate this item.

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