[Histonet] Disposal of used lab equipment

Lee & Peggy Wenk lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 4 06:23:13 CST 2012

Email has been down for several days, so if someone has already answered 
this, sorry.

If anyone wants to donate used (in working order) equipment to a 
NAACLS-accredited histotech program, it would be appreciated. Also any 
supplies that you are no longer using (dry dye powdered because you have 
gone automated, cassettes because they don't fit your new labeler or you no 
longer use that color, etc.).

You can ask the Schools to write you out a receipt, and you can say how much 
the equipment or supplies are worth. At our hospital, as a non-profit, we 
are to "donate" to the community - man hours, supplies, copying, etc. for 
things like career days, job fairs, donating used equipment to World Relief, 
etc. We have a form on line that we can fill out.

Here's the search site for NAACLS programs. Under Program Type, highlight 
either HT or HTL. You can put in a specific state, or your can leave it as 


Remember, it has to be in good condition and usable. Schools don't have 
money to begin with, and definitely do not have money to dispose of someone 
else's junk.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

-----Original Message----- 
From: Joe W. Walker, Jr.
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 3:09 PM
To: Dingersoll <@t> aplaboratories.com ; histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Disposal of used lab equipment

I don't know the type of equipment you are talking about but have you 
considered donating to a histotech school? Or even a high school that might 
be interested in taking their dissecting class to the next level?

Joe W. Walker, Jr. MS, SCT(ASCP)CM
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of 
Dingersoll <@t> aplaboratories.com
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 2:35 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Disposal of used lab equipment

   We have upgraded some of our equipment in recent months and repla�d
   some VERY OLD equipment that is just taking up space now.


   I have contacted some of the used equipment man=acturers and no one
   is interested in taking this equipment off our hands.

   My  question  is  how do you dispose = used histology equipment.  I
   don't  know  if our local landfill will =ke it.  Is there a service
   out there who will come haul it away?

   I appreciate any feedback.


   Donna S. Ingersoll, B.S., HTL, CT(ASCP)


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