Research shows that prematurely born babies struggle to breathe, so non-invasive methods of support, which are safe to use on vulnerable babies, are vital in providing care and treatment.
World Kidney Day
We supported nephrology wards, treating the youngest patients with kidney conditions, during two Grand Finales. As a result, we managed to buy and donated 1 034 medical devices for over PLN 36 500 000!
World Kidney Day traditionally takes place on the second Thursday of March. Celebration, which is meant to raise awareness of nephrology conditions and kidney diseases, has been initiated by the International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations in 2006.
Our charity raised money in aid of nephrological conditions twice. We collected money to buy medical equipment for clinics and hospital wards where the youngest patients with kidney diseases are treated. Money raised in the years 2000 and 2011 allowed us to buy 1 034 pieces of medical equipment which help doctors save the lives of children!
The equipment we bought for children's nephrology includes:
- 233 machines for automated peritoneal dialysis
- 14 water treatment stations
- 8 vehicles used to transport children for dialysis
- 44 hemodialysis machines
- 36 devices for continuous renal replacement therapy
- 64 ultrasound machines
Overall, we donated 1 034 medical devices for over PLN 36 000 000!
Anyone can become a GOCC volunteer, even without leaving their home! Haven't registered in time? Nothing's lost! You can still join the group of volunteers and collect money online thanks to eCollection Box powered by Mastercard.
It sounds like fun! Jurek Owsiak in his weekly radio programme on Antyradio announced that Blenders will show up to play their concert during the 31st Grand Finale!