Product Donation Program



Do you manage your diabetes with insulin injections?  Have you become unemployed in 2009 and do you lack health insurance? 

BD and Direct Relief International, a global nonprofit organization, have teamed up to create the BD Diabetes Product Donation Program.  This donation will provide free BD insulin syringes and pen needles directly to nationwide clinics and health centers to help eligible unemployed U.S. residents continue to manage their diabetes during these difficult economic times.

This distribution is designed to serve diabetes patients impacted by the recession.

How does the donation work?

For those who qualify for the BD Diabetes Product Donation Program, BD insulin syringes and pen needles will be available at no cost through health centers and free clinics located throughout the United States.

Patients injecting insulin must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • United States resident
  • New to clinic as of January 1, 2009
  • Currently lacks health insurance
  • Is not eligible for any government assistance program, including Medicare, Medicaid or a state program
  • Will use the products to treat their diagnosed diabetes

Products will be available beginning August 10, 2009, at participating clinics and are subject to availability. To view a list of participating clinics, please visit Direct Relief.

Direct Relief International and BD have worked together since 1996, helping people around the world live healthy lives by supplying and delivering medical supplies to communities in greatest need.

To learn more about Direct Relief and view a list of participating clinics starting August 10, please visit

To learn more about BD, please visit

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