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Our Roots

First founded in 2007 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, United 2 Heal (U2H) is an undergraduate-run nonprofit humanitarian organization. We strongly believe that each and every human being in the world deserves the same access to high-quality healthcare. Our mission is to fight global health inequity by collecting, sorting, and shipping surplus medical supplies to areas in desperate need all around the world. Our volunteers can be found at World Medical Relief in Southfield, MI, where United 2 Heal is, and has long been, the #1 student organization and an important source of vital student leaders.

We take pride in our shipments. United 2 Heal raises funds throughout the year and we use the money to sponsor the shipment of a 40'​ shipping container full of medical supplies from World Medical Relief in Southfield, MI to a country in need. Throughout our history, we have sent several shipments, totaling several millions of dollars of medical supplies. 

Most notably, United 2 Heal volunteers are among the first in the world to assist in the restoration of pacemaker devices for reuse. Between 1 and 2 million people die every year from lack of a pacemaker, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars per device. As part of an ongoing and revolutionary clinical trial led by My Heart Your Heart, United 2 Heal volunteers are helping to make pacemaker restoration a reality. Ever since this groundbreaking work began for the first time at World Medical Relief in recent years, our volunteers have been working with My Heart Your Heart to interrogate, de-lead, and further process tens of thousands of pacemaker devices, each of which has the potential to save a life.

Our community is primarily composed of students and alumni of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, but recently United 2 Heal has founded new chapters at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. United 2 Heal is composed of an Executive Board, a body of active members, and a large community of casual volunteers. Our community means a lot to us, and we organize several social events, workshops, and fundraisers throughout the year to bring people together in recognition of our shared mission.

We would like to thank our long time official partners:

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See what we do at U2H

Hands-On Medical Supply
Sorting & Packaging

Biomedical Innovation



This is one of the simplest ways to support our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the work we do at United 2 Heal. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.


Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer with us! It’s a great way to contribute to our mission, and every little bit counts towards addressing issues of health inequities worldwide. Sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page to get information on our weekly sortings!


Our organization appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards improving United 2 Heal as a Non-Profit Organization. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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