Donation of Supplies

The Donation of Supplies is Key to the Mission of IFL USA

Sharing what you no longer need will save lives.

We collect in-date and unused insulin, test strips, as well as other diabetes supplies, and ship them to developing countries. They are then distributed, free of charge, to children and adults with diabetes who otherwise would go without these life saving medications.

IFL USA firmly believes the SOLUTION to the GLOBAL problem of insulin access is possible; one where people with diabetes, their health care providers, and industry share supplies that would otherwise go to waste with those in need.

Supplies We Accept

Insulin Vials

Regardless of its form, insulin is a life saving medication for those with diabetes.
New, unopened, refrigerator maintained insulin of any type or brand with a minimum of three (3) months to use-by-date.

Insulin Cartridges

Insulin filled cartridges can be used in a reusable insulin delivery device.
New, unopened, refrigerator maintained insulin of any type or brand with a minimum of three (3) months to use-by-date.


Ketostix provide a fast, convenient way of testing urine for the presence and concentration of Ketones.
New, unopened with a minimum of three (3) months left until use-by date.

Glucose Meters

Alongside helping patients receive insulin, IFL USA tries to help individuals manage their diabetes better.
Glucose meters that are in excellent working condition and have not been discontinued (test strips are currently manufactured for that model).

Lancing Devices

Lancing devices can offer greater comfort and greater control, by allowing the user to choose the most comfortable depth setting.
After generous support from donors we are currently above our maximum capacity for all types of lancing devices. 

Pen Needles

Pen needles are used in conjunction with insulin pens to administer insulin.
Any brand of pen needle which can be utilized with insulin pens which has a minimum of seven (7) months prior to the expiration date.

Insulin Pump Supplies

We accept pump supplies with at least 6 months remaining before their expiration date and are in their sealed boxes.
We accept Medtronic, Tandem, and OmniPod products; however, we do not accept donations of insulin pumps.

Insulin Pens

Insulin pens offer a number of advantages over standard insulin.
New, unopened, pre-filled, refrigerator maintained insulin pens of any type or brand with a minimum of three (3) months to use-by-date.

A1C Test Kits

A helpful tool when lab testing is not an option.
New, unopened with a minimum of three (3) months left until use-by date.


An injectable form of glucagon is vital first aid in cases of severe hypoglycemia.
New, unopened glucagon with a minimum of three (3) months to use-by date.

Glucose Strips

So tiny and disposable, yet so valuable for the person with diabetes; this, for the purpose of improving one’s care and disease management.
Unused glucose test strips with a minimum of sixty (60) days to use-by date.


When syringes are difficult to obtain one can be tempted to use them until their dullness makes injections quite uncomfortable.
We accept 3/10 mL, 1/2 mL and 1 mL insulin syringes in new unopened sealed packages. Syringes also contain expiration dates, please check the dates as we are unable to accept expired or open (unsealed) packages. There is a minimum of seven (7) months to use-by date. (If no date is posted, the sterility of syringes lasts five years from the date of manufacturing)


Lancets are a necessary component for determining a person’s blood glucose level.
We are only permitted to work with factory sealed lancets. type or brand of lancet with a minimum of seven (7) months to use-by date.

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Supplies

We accept Dexcom, FreeStyle Libre, and Omnipod products with at least 60 days until expiration.

How to Pack Your Donation

Donation Packing Guide

Thank you for your interest in supporting Insulin for Life USA.
Most donations are not temperature sensitive. However, while packing insulin the key goal is to take precautions to protect the insulin from heat. There are a variety of ways this can be accomplished:

Keep insulin refrigerated until shipping the package.

When shipping, use of a frozen reusable gel refrigerant is necessary. The insulin and frozen pack should be placed inside either a Styrofoam container or thermal insulated bag (sample images below).

If you don’t have access to either a Styrofoam cooler or insulated bag there is an alternative. We recommend placing the insulin in a zip closure bag, then wrap the bagged insulin and gel pack together inside a sheet of bubble wrap to insulate the items from heat. Secure the bubble wrap tightly around the items and place them inside your shipping box.

When the insulin is being sent, the shipping time should be no more than two days. Avoid sending donations containing insulin over the weekend which will slow the delivery time.

Remember to place your name and address on a paper inside of the package.

Placing your return information inside of the package helps to assure that a receipt acknowledging your tax-deductible donation will successfully be mailed to the proper address.

Our donor privacy is important, as such we remove all prescription labels upon receipt. By doing so the packaging remains intact while the identity of the donor and related healthcare professionals are protected.

Donations Can Be Sent To

Insulin for Life USA, Inc.
2555 SW 76th Street, #130
Gainesville, FL 32608

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (352) 327-8649

Thank you for your support.
Together we are saving lives around the world.