We answer your fourteen most frequently asked questions about volunteering on the day of the Grand Finale fundraiser.
10 Ventilators and 50 ICU Beds for COVID-19 Hospitals
Our charity is currently fully committed to the purchase of medical equipment used to combat the coronavirus pandemic in Poland. We established a COVID-19 Relief Fund which allows us to purchase items such as PPE for medical staff, beds for intensive care units, face masks, and ventilators.
On Tuesday, April 7th, we managed to secure an order of 50 additional beds for ICUs at isolation hospitals. This purchase rounds up the number of beds we bought to 200 units. These beds are currently en route to hospitals - first 50 beds should be delivered any day now. Another essential purchase we made on April 7th are ten medical ventilators. Ventilators are crucial when treating the most severe cases of coronavirus. Overall, as of April 7th, we ordered 47 medical ventilators for Polish hospitals, and we are currently awaiting delivery of these devices.
We are also ordering and overseeing the delivery of PPE, such as surgical masks and face shields. The first batch of 250 000 three-plier surgical masks is on its way to hospitals nationwide. We made an order for one million surgical masks, and at the moment, we are waiting for the delivery.
We already have bought equipment for over PLN 25 000 000 (over EUR 5 500 000). We signed contracts for the purchase of 200 ICU beds, 157 cardiac monitors, 47 medical ventilators, 50 000 PPE, 50 000 N95/KN95 protective masks. What is more, medical companies donated additional medical equipment in aid of our initiative: 30 infusion pumps, machine for chest compression, two pulse oximeters, and 25 ultrasonography machines.
Over two days, our CPR instructors will train 76 teachers from 41 schools. Thirteen new schools will join our educational initiative.
It's Saturday evening, and we still have hours to go before the Grand Finale fundraiser... and we already raised PLN 11 850 688! It's PLN 1 700 000 more than last year. We are beginning like we mean to go on.