COVID-19 Response

UT Southwestern is fully dedicated to the care of our North Texas community - Health system leadership, physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff are working around the clock to care for a growing number of patients with the novel coronavirus.

The medical center is participating in clinical trials in order to bring the latest treatments to patients and UTSW scientists have launched robust research efforts aimed at defining understanding of the mechanisms and structure of COVID-19. This research could help drive better diagnostics, vaccine development, and vitally needed treatments.

How can you help?

Community support will be instrumental in helping UT Southwestern advance all of this important work. You can join us in the fight against COVID-19 from your home by donating in one of the following ways through the COVID-19 Response Fund.

Front-line Providers
Support front-line care providers by assisting with childcare, on-site meals, hotel rooms, and other needs as they arise.
COVID-19 Research 
Advance discoveries made in the laboratory to the clinic, where they can be translated into innovative, life-saving treatments. 
Patient Care Efforts
Expand our diagnostic and testing capabilities, telehealth offerings, and aid in securing needed equipment and supplies.

UTSW also has a significant need for personal protective equipment (PPE) during this pandemic to protect our care providers who are on the front lines of our COVID-19 response. The following PPE donations are needed for UTSW’s fight against COVID-19:

  • Surgical/procedure masks
  • N95/KN95 respirators/masks
  • Face shields/goggles
  • Sanicloth Super Germicide Wipes
  • Bleach Wipes





  • Face masks with splash guard/visor
  • Isolation/Surgical Gowns
  • Exam Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Boot/Shoe covers
  • Hair nets (surgical cap style)
  • Reagent grade ethanol and isopropanol



Please contact us by email at or by phone at 214-648-8988 to coordinate a PPE donation. Drop offs of donated items can be made by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We are not currently accepting hand-sewn, home-made face masks.

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To honor his father, this man will donate 12,000 N95 masks to UT Southwestern

At an auction about a year and a half ago, Vernon Proctor bought 50 cases of N95 masks for his business Mart, Inc. General Contractor.




Mavs’ Cuban, Doncic And Powell Donate $500,000 To Childcare Services For Healthcare Workers Battling COVID-19

The Dallas Mavericks are remaining active in the local community as it copes with the COVID-19 pandemic.


What to Know About COVID-19

Videos from the 2019 Women's Health Symposium

Get factual, timely information on COVID-19 and updates on our preparation, response, and steps you can take to prevent its spread!

Recovered COVID-19 Patients May Donate Plasma

Videos from the 2019 Women's Health Symposium

The FDA recently approved emergency use of COVID-19 "convalescent" plasma, which is collected from people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 so it may be used to help stimulate a stronger immune response in critically ill patients fighting the virus. Click here to learn more about donating. 

Contact Us

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 910888
Dallas, TX 75391-0888
Phone: 214-648-2344