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Walkers, crutches, other medical supplies needed due to supply chain issues


Utah hospitals recently announced the “Lean On Utah” effort to collect needed medical devices in short supply due to problems with the supply chains.If you have gently-used items such as crutches, wheelchairs, canes or walkers that you no longer need, hospitals are encouraging you to donate them. If you can’t deliver them to a hospital collections site yourself, the Utah Inland Boat Club has volunteered to pick up donations at your home for free.


Club president Mike Lewis says his company has “a lot of trucks and enough room to stack crutches high.”


If you want Utah Inland Boat Club to pick up gently-used medical devices at your home, call or text them at (385) 363-5790.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!