Sleep Apnea Refurbishment Program

The Lung Association of Nova Scotia is actively looking for pre-owned auto CPAP and BiPAP machines. An increasing number of Nova Scotians are being diagnosed with sleep apnea - a condition that causes people to stop breathing when they sleep. This condition can cause a host of other health problems including heart arrythmia, diabetes, stroke, depression and more. Therapy can be very expensive, with CPAP and BiPAP machines ranging in cost from $1,000 to $5,000 - and many Nova Scotians cannot afford them. 

Students from Dalhousie University's School of Health Sciences work to refurbish the machines for distribution to patients who could not otherwise afford therapy.

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 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, we are pleased to partner with Lions Clubs of Nova Scotia to offer donation drop off centres in:

Armdale/Fairview/Rockingham, Barrington, Canso, Hantsport, Kingston, Mahone Bay, Musquodoboit Harbour, Pictou, Riverport, Sackville, Truro and Yarmouth.

For contact information for the drop off centres in these areas, please call us at 902.443.8141 or e-mail



For those living in 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.

Your donations are greatly appreciated.

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

Page Last Updated: 21/12/2018