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We retrofitted sleep apnea machines as breathing support for those with COVID-19.

Welcome, VentilatorSOS operated as a a project of Survivors for Good, a California non-profit corporation.

This project made CPAP machines available to hospitals to reconfigure into special use ventilators. Our repurposed CPAP machines have been used in medically supervised situations for patients who needed ventilation but did not require the full support of a standard hospital ventilator.

We were a collaboration of volunteers at universities (UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, Stanford, Univ. of Miami and Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor in Madrid) with businesses (W2O, Mission North, Salesforce and Apogee), dedicated to a common mission of helping doctors save lives.

UPDATE JAN 2021: We have stopped operations. We are no longer accepting donated device submissions or requests for donated devices. Thank you to all who gave so generously. See our blog page for photos of our devices in use.

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Our solution is simple. Support those with COVID-19 in 3 EASY STEPS.

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Ventilator
Ventilators are a life support treatment that help people breathe when they cannot breathe on their own.
Ventilator
CPAP
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines deliver a steady, continuous stream of pressurized air to patients’ airways to prevent them from collapsing and causing apnea events.
CPAP
BIPAP
BIPAP-Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP) machines have two pressure settings for inhalation and exhalation. The dual settings allow patients to get more air in and out of their lungs.
BIPAP