Monday, October 29, 2018

Dear PSA Director,

November is National Diabetes Month. More than 30 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. Diabetics use lancets, needles or auto-injectors at home or on the road to manage their medical condition, but may not know how to dispose of their sharps properly. Information and resources from NeedyMeds, a national non-profit patient education organization, is helping diabetics and others who use sharps dispose of them safely, no matter where they live, work or travel.

Research shows that people who use sharps to manage their medical conditions believe it is their responsibility to dispose of them safely, but lack clear, factual information on what to do. Much of the existing information does not personalize disposal guidelines for people in every state and community. For more information, visit SafeNeedleDisposal.org.

Please help your listeners find out this important information by placing this PSA in heavy rotation now through Friday, November 30, 2018.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH? DIABETICS USE LANCETS, NEEDLES OR AUTO-INJECTORS TO MANAGE THEIR CONDITION EVERY DAY, BUT MAY NOT KNOW HOW TO DISPOSE OF THEM PROPERLY, WHICH COULD CAUSE INJURY. SAFE DISPOSAL IS EASY FOR MOST PEOPLE: SIMPLY PLACE USED SHARPS IN A STRONG, PLASTIC CONTAINER, SEAL IT WITH DUCT TAPE, LABEL IT “DO NOT RECYCLE,” AND PUT IT IN THE HOUSEHOLD TRASH. REGULATIONS DIFFER BY LOCATION, SO BE SURE TO GO TO SAFE-NEEDLE-DISPOSAL-DOT-ORG TO LEARN ABOUT OPTIONS IN YOUR AREA.

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