Airlift of Medical Equipment for Injured IDF
Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest medical equipment lending NGO, faces a critical shortage of Mobile Oxygen Generators and Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) machines. Urgent action is needed due to the increased demand resulting from the Israel-Hamas war, compounded by shipping delays and escalating costs in the Red Sea.
Yad Sarah seeks immediate funding to purchase and airlift 1,000 Mobile Oxygen Generators at £1100 each and 250-500 CPM machines at £1069 each. This will address the urgent medical needs of civilians and soldiers affected by the conflict. The generators provide respiratory support, while CPM machines aid in the rehabilitation of knee and hip injuries.
Background: Yad Sarah’s regular supply planning did not anticipate the overwhelming demand following the Israel-Hamas war. The organization had to tap into emergency inventory, relocate supplies across Israel, and order emergency refills to meet the needs of wounded soldiers and injured civilians. The prolonged impact of war injuries requires a sustained stock of medical equipment, especially with the potential addition of over 12,500 permanently disabled soldiers to the IDF’s list.
The shortage in Mobile Oxygen Generators is exacerbated by the distribution of an increased number of devices to war evacuees and the surge in injured soldiers needing respiratory assistance during at-home recovery. The winter flu and the escalation of Covid-19 further strain resources. Yad Sarah imports much of its medical equipment, but recent hostilities in the Red Sea have caused delays and increased costs.
Project Overview: Yad Sarah urgently needs funding to acquire and airlift 1,000 Mobile Oxygen Generators and 250-500 CPM machines. The generators offer crucial respiratory support, and the CPM machines enable at-home physiotherapy for injured soldiers. Airlifting is essential to overcome shipping delays and ensure prompt distribution.
Impact and Benefits:
· Lifesaving Mobility: Mobile Oxygen Generators provide respiratory support with mobility.
· At-Home Treatment: CPM machines enable physiotherapy at home, reducing stress on the healthcare system.
· Timely Response: Airlifting ensures swift delivery, mitigating delays caused by maritime disruptions.
· Critical Support: The equipment will be distributed to war-affected individuals, addressing immediate medical needs.
Conclusion: Timely replenishment of medical equipment is crucial for saving lives. Donors can make a tangible impact by supporting this project, ensuring Yad Sarah continues its mission of providing essential medical support during this challenging time. Your support is vital in securing the necessary funding for the acquisition and airlifting of Mobile Oxygen Generators and CPM machines.