Bend Biomedical accepts donations via check at PO Box 300, Prineville, OR 97754. Please specify how you would like your donation receipt sent: USPS letter, email, or fax. We tremendously appreciate your support. We are a 501(c)(3) organization with IRS public charity status 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and Oregon registry number 161545893.

Your contribution goes toward essential blister packs and liquids for mass drug administration in low- and middle-income countries. These drugs include albendazole, diethylcarbamazine, ivermectin, praziquantel, vitamin A, and azithromycin. Collectively they treat or prevent ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworm infection, lymphatic filariasis, oesophagostomiasis, strongyloidiasis, tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, onchocerciasis, scabies, mansonelliasis, malaria transmission, schistosomiasis, foodborne trematodiases, taeniasis, night blindness, xerophthalmia, infections, bitot spots, keratomalacia, keratinisation, stunted growth, trachoma, yaws, and under-five mortality (sub-Saharan Africa only).

Every penny counts. Our least expensive blister-packed, coated tablet is roughly 2/3 of a cent to make and 1/2 of a cent to blister pack and carton. Our most expensive tablet is a large chewable caplet that is 2 1/2 cents to make and 3 1/2 cents to blister pack and carton.

Manufacturing in bulk lowers our costs. Our production runs are a minimum of 10 million units. Bend Biomedical also uses extra-large cartons (up to 1,000 pills per carton) to save on costs. Our indirect costs are very low (1.68%), as we rely on a volunteer executive director, all volunteer Board of Directors, part-time employees, and free government or organization warehouses when we can.

A brave 9-year-old girl at a recent lymphatic filariasis meeting in India