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Old 07-01-2018, 09:12 AM   #1
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Disposing of a medical needle?

My DD will need one injection while we are staying in WDW. I think in the past the resort has given us a sharps container. I don't want to use a whole container to dispose of one needle. Is there a place I can go to give my DD the injection and dispose of the needle safely...maybe the fire station on property or a first aid station? We're taking the day off from the parks but will be in Disney Springs the day she is due for her medication.
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Is there a First Aid station at DTD? I would try there first. I would think they'd be willing to help.
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Is there a First Aid station at DTD? I would try there first. I would think they'd be willing to help.
I was wondering about that. Would be easy enough to do her injection at a First Aid spot.
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I glanced at the Disney Springs map and no first aid station is listed which I find unusual. I would suggest calling guest services at DS and see what they recommend. Most hotels have sharps containers for their guests though.

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I have seen sharps containers in the lobby bathrooms at some of the resorts. I haven't been in all the bathrooms to know if they all have them. I believe that SSR is one that does, a quick call to the resort would answer that question and it's a quick boat ride or a stroll over. But I'm sure there is a First Aid station somewhere in DS.
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Last August was my first trip on insulin. I found there to be sharps containers in every bathroom we encountered. While I had requested an in room sharps container, I hardly used it. I just dropped them off in the bathroom when I did my shot.

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Thanks everyone. I never noticed sharps containers in the restrooms. I'll call the resort or keep an eye out when we get there.

I did a little checking online and it seems Disney Springs doesn't have a First Aid station.

I just don't want to use a whole container for one needle...too wasteful.
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Also, find a large candy tube (type with a cap on it) use it as temporary storage until you find a disposable location.
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Also, find a large candy tube (type with a cap on it) use it as temporary storage until you find a disposable location.
Good idea. Thanks.
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Also, find a large candy tube (type with a cap on it) use it as temporary storage until you find a disposable location.
An empty soda or water bottle works too...if that's all you have.
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An empty soda or water bottle works too...if that's all you have.
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BD also makes a needle clipper. Cuts off the needle (stores about 1500 needle tips .
(Inexpensive-Check amazon)
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All the bathrooms( resort & parks) have sharps containers.
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BD also makes a needle clipper. Cuts off the needle (stores about 1500 needle tips .
(Inexpensive-Check amazon)
Interesting, didn't know there was such a thing. Thanks.
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All the bathrooms( resort & parks) have sharps containers.
So convenient. We'll plan to give the injection at our resort then. Thanks.
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