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 June 2021: Though we have stoped operations and are no longer accepting donated devices, there is an effort led by IndiaCovidSos.org that is helping people in India and neighboring countries. If you would like to help please check this website – https://www.indiacovidsos.org/equipmentdonation.