Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program

About the Program:

Over 30,000 Nova Scotians suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop breathing while you sleep. This condition can cause other major health issues like heart arrythmia, stroke, diabetes, depression and more. 
Unfortunately, with 17% of Nova Scotians living in poverty, not everyone can afford therapy for this condition, which can range from $1500 - $5000.
 
Because of this, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia started the Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program. We collect gently-used, newer models of CPAP and BiPAP machines. Students from Dalhousie University's School of Health Sciences work to refurbish the machines for distribution to patients who could not otherwise afford therapy.
 

Donating a Machine:

If you or someone you know has a CPAP or BiPAP machine you no longer use, please consider donating it today! *Ask us about tax receipts for newer-model machines! Please click HERE for a list of CPAP and BiPAP machines we currently accept.
 

To donate a CPAP or BiPAP machine, or to donate another respiratory machine (e.g. a pre-owned nebulizer or oxygen concentrator), please contact Diane Grant at  dianegrant@ns.lung.ca or by phone at (902) 443-8141 ext. 33 or at our toll-free number (888-566-5864). Please provide the following information on the machine:

  • Type of Machine
  • Make and Model
  • Age
  • Condition/Description
  • Sellers Name / Email and or Phone Number

For donations outside of HRM, Lions Clubs across Nova Scotia collect these machines on our behalf. 

For those living in Sydney, Cape Breton, you can drop off machines at The Heart & Lung Wellness Centre in Sydney (200 Churchill Drive, Suite #101). They can be reached by phone at 902-563-8566.

 

I Need a Machine:

If you have been disagnosed with sleep apnea, have a valid prescription and cannot afford therapy, we can add you to our wait list. To be added to our waitlist, please call Diane Grant at 902-443-8141 x33 or email dianegrant@ns.lung.ca

Program Partners:

Thank you to our valuable partners who help make this program possible.

 

Your contributions to this valuable program are greatly appreciated.

           

 

Thank you to Lions Clubs of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University, who help make this program possible.

The Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program has been supported in part by a grant from the Windsor Foundation of NS

Page Last Updated: 18/03/2019