We are here, 24/7/365…working to find ways to save the lives of those with diabetes
What We Do
We collect in-date & unneeded 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.
Each and every donation no matter the size will help us reach our goals for 2017.
Will you help us reach our goals?
2017 Insulin Goal: 75,000 mL
Collected 69,910 in 2016
2017 Test Strip Goal: 235,000
Collected 233,310 in 2016
A letter from our Board of Directors
Right now you can walk into any drug store in America and buy a vial of insulin, inject it and diabetes life-as you-know-it goes on. Most likely, you have some insurance coverage to ease the extreme financial burden of that several hundred-dollar purchase.
Now imagine you are a parent in flood ravaged Haiti or in impoverished Uganda or Nigeria watching in helpless desperation as your child withers away without access to insulin or other necessary supplies. No store to go to. No well stocked doctor or hospital to visit. No insurance that pays for it. But then miraculously, a new shipment from friends in America arrives at a local health center with this gift of life inside!
At Insulin for Life USA our critical and urgent mission is to collect unused supplies, donated by the generous diabetes community, and ensure it reaches local health workers and needy families in eleven countries around the globe. We intercept these precious life-sustaining supplies that would otherwise get tossed in the trash and turn it into life-saving miracles.
It’s not magical. It’s hard work and generosity from people like you.
We depend on financial contributions to sustain our operation and ask that you please consider being a part of this chain of miracles with a donation of any amount so we can continue to ship more boxes filled with hope and dreams of another day, month and year of a life with diabetes.
2) Go directly to our Paypal link, to donate online.
With Deep and Sincere Appreciation,
Insulin for Life USA
Mark Atkinson, President
Francine Kaufman, Vice-President
Margery Perry, Secretary/Treasurer
Howard Steinberg, Board Member
Henry Anhalt, Board Member
Alicia Jenkins, Board Member
What Is Diabetes
Diabetes can occur in many forms; a common feature being high levels of blood glucose, often requiring insulin therapy. In diabetes (type 1 or type 2), the blood contains abnormally high levels of sugar due to the body’s failure to make enough insulin. Without insulin, people can die. With sporadic insulin use, a number of serious “complications” affecting the kidneys, eyes, nervous system, and heart can occur.
IFL USA is dedicated to helping those with diabetes no matter where the location. Our goal is short and simple…to save lives. Hopefully, you will join with us!
IFL USA is dedicated to helping those with diabetes no matter where the location
Where We Work
Emergency aid : Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gambia, Mauritania, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Uganda
Cambodia, Cooks Island, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Philippines, Tonga
Ghana, Haiti, India (two sites), Nigeria, Philippines
Cayman, Ghana, Haiti, India (two sites), Nigeria, Philippines
Belize, Cayman, Ghana, Haiti (two sites), India, Nigeria, Philippines
Barbados, Belize, Cayman, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Uganda
Barbados, Belize, Cayman, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Togo, Uganda
We will be hosting our Third Annual Save a Life Reception in San Diego in June. Our reception is being held during the ADA Scientific Sessions when visitors from around the world convene to share the latest in diabetes care. We are looking for corporate sponsors and attendees for this important event. Please contact our office for additional information and opportunities.
Thank you to our supporters