Making facemasks for Mayo Clinic

Posted by ihatediabetes @ihatediabetes, Sep 20 2:04pm

Hi everyone, I saw my doctor at Mayo Clinic yesterday. He had one of the facemasks that I sent to him in the spring time in his pocket. He liked it very much and said he could use more. So I am sending him my current stock of facemasks to Mayo Clinic and my doctor is going to give them away at Mayo Clinic. He even put it into my note that I offered to sew facemasks for health care professionals and was sending some. I have 92 right now. So I am happy and pleased that I can make homemade facemasks to the Mayo Clinic standard. They always require the best no matter what it is. I use 100% quilting cotton or cotton sheets for the front. Then I use premium muslin for the interface. Then I cut 2" or 3" elastic bands into narrow ribbons for ear loops. I also use 100% cotton quilting thread. Then I iron pleats into a starburst pattern so that when do my final sewing that the facemasks have a concave shape. That's more comfortable for the wearer.

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What a gift@ihatediabetes! Thank you for folks like you who find a gift and then make it to Mayo standards.
May you be content and at ease.
Chris

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@ihatediabetes, Wonderful You for making and sharing those comfortable and comforting masks for the Mayo staff!

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What a wonderful gift to the hard-working staff at Mayo, @ihatediabetes! Thank you for a great way to say, "thanks," and to protect the medical team.

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@ihatediabetes– WOW, what a special and generous lady you are.

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How wonderful! Are you here in Florida or Rochester? I bought a mask from a floor nurse and I love them!

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My husband and I would like to purchase one from you. We are in our 70s and heart patients at Mayo. We live in CA now and are on a waiting list to move to Charter House. We have been housebound since Feb. We cannot fly to get our tests which were due last June. My heart problem is an ascending aortic aneurysm of at least 4.7 as of last Dec. We would gladly pay double for quality masks. There are so many out there and it is confusing. Thank you for your consideration.

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@ginko

My husband and I would like to purchase one from you. We are in our 70s and heart patients at Mayo. We live in CA now and are on a waiting list to move to Charter House. We have been housebound since Feb. We cannot fly to get our tests which were due last June. My heart problem is an ascending aortic aneurysm of at least 4.7 as of last Dec. We would gladly pay double for quality masks. There are so many out there and it is confusing. Thank you for your consideration.

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Hi I would be happy to send you some masks. I really just donate them. I don't know how you could send me your address. They really are just fabric masks. But they are comfortable and 100% cotton.

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@ihatediabetes

Hi I would be happy to send you some masks. I really just donate them. I don't know how you could send me your address. They really are just fabric masks. But they are comfortable and 100% cotton.

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You are an angel! I just tried to reply to you on the private messaging on Mayo Connect and then I lost what I wrote. You probably did not get it. Can you write to me on the private messaging and then I will reply back with my contact information. I wish I were better at computers! Sorry!

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@sistersarah11

How wonderful! Are you here in Florida or Rochester? I bought a mask from a floor nurse and I love them!

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I'm in Minnesota. I sent the facemasks to Mayo Clinic in Rochester yesterday. My doctor said they have a place to drop off cotton facemasks. That makes sense to offer them to patients and visitors. My facemasks aren't medical but I make them with love.

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