Help India breathe
India is facing a second major pandemic wave of Covid-19
The coronavirus variant is spreading across the country and neighboring states, with dramatic consequences and thousands of cases every day. The situation has rapidly deteriorated due to the lack of oxygen and medical equipment in hospitals.
Help us solve this dire problem by donating and sending oxygen concentrators and medical equipment to the hospitals that need them the most in India. Every single donation goes towards pure oxygen that will save an actual life.
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Oxygen is essential to prevent the worsening of the health conditions of patients affected by Covid-19. The timely administration of oxygen helps reduce pulmonary complications and consequently, admissions to intensive care.
To date, oxygen production in India is not fast enough to meet all the demands from hospitals. Larger facilities have centralized production. But smaller hospitals do not. And reaching the hospitals is not easy, given that the transport of oxygen cylinders involves risks and can only be carried out by India’s inadequate road infrastructure, which is highly damaged.
A quick and effective solution to save lives is oxygen concentrators.
These essential medical devices allow the self-production of oxygen by filtering the outside air. They are portable anywhere and do not need to be refilled with oxygen.
For this reason, I Saved A Life has chosen to lend its support to saving lives by organizing the distribution of oxygen concentrators to hospitals in India.
Every breath counts.
It is what gives us life.
Help us send oxygen concentrators to hospitals in India that need them the most.
I SAVED A LIFE has established a strong collaboration between our medical expert in Italy, Dr Francesco La Rocca, and the Health Department of the Central Tibetan Administration in Delhi, in order to identify those hospitals in urgent need in India and the equipment we have to send them urgently.
In May 2021, we started to collaborate with the Central Tibetan Administration. By doing so, we learned which urgent relief issues should be supported for the Tibetan refugee families during the pandemic, as well as locating Indian rural hospitals in the Karnataka region.
Our first response during this particularly dangerous crisis was to distribute more than 700,000 masks to Tibetan families, monasteries and healthcare personnel, as can be seen in the video below.
In agreement with the Central Tibetan Administration, we have decided to help families by donating an immediate monetary aid directly to the families that have been financially affected by the pandemic. 565 Tibetan refugee families have each received INR 10,000.
In early September we also distributed oxygen concentrators to the 21 rural hospitals across India.
In early November, we have provided tho those rural hospitals with the following medical equipment:
- 250 N95 masks
- 100 PPE kits
- 15 boxes of latex gloves
- 2 infrared thermometers
- 3 pulse oximeters
- 10 face shields
And finally, 25,000 rural Indian families were each given packs of 25 3ply masks for a total of 625,000 3ply masks.
Thanks to our generous donors, we are also very proud to have received the support of His Holiness the Dalaï-Lama for our action O2 FOR INDIA, as you can see in the text below.
My devoted disciple Gomo Tulku,
I rejoice in the generous financial aid you offered to both Tibetans and Indians in order to relieve the difficulties caused by Covid-19. I dedicate the virtue to complete enlightenment. From my side, I hope and also pray to be able to live to the age of 113.
The Dalai Lama
July 1st, 2021
To avoid inefficient use of funds and financing, we operate with 6 principal steps:
- Direct field survey of real contingent needs
- Creation of either an ad hoc or pre-planned project
- Creation of a virtuous chain between the donor and the beneficiary
- Direct distribution of aid in the field
- Constant monitoring of the benefits brought about by the project
- Surveys and reports on the objectives
We make sure that every Euro donated is converted into realistic and strategic sustenance for the refugees and those in need.
Watch our virtual event
#O2FORINDIA – May 26th 2021
An event of awareness, compassion and music
On May 26, artists from around the world (Charu Semwal, Drukmo Gyal, Omar Pedrini, Alberto Fortis and more) performed to help I Saved A Life raise funds and provide oxygen to hospitals in India that need it the most.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What happens after my donation?
After your donation, you automatically receive a receipt.
Your money is collected for the project for which you made the donation. Once we have collected enough, the project begins.
For example, if you make a donation of €50 to «Oxygen For India », and once we obtain the amount needed to send a concentrator of oxygen (€1.000), we organize the distribution to one hospital in India that needs it the most.
How many people can a ration kit help?
A ration kit of €25 is created to help a family of 4 people for an entire month.
At I Saved A life, we are concerned with providing useful, dignified and culturally sensitive support, so we have created culturally appropriate ration kits for Indian and for Tibetan households.
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