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Lifebox Foundation

Surgeon and author Atul Gawande makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Lifebox Foundation.

Surgeon and author Atul Gawande makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Lifebox Foundation.

To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That’s the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope ‘Lifebox Foundation’.
- Cheques should be made payable to ‘Lifebox Foundation’.

Registered Charity Number: 1143018

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Lifebox Foundation

For millions of people in developing countries, there’s no such thing as a ‘routine operation’. Surgery is urgent, life-saving – but often unsafe.

At Lifebox, we are dedicated to improving the safety of surgery and anaesthesia around the world. We provide surgical teams in low-resource countries with the tools and training they need to deliver safer care to their patients.  As our Co-founder and Chair Dr Atul Gawande said, “By doing these simple things, we’re safeguarding individual patients one by one”.

Lifesaving equipment

Lifesaving equipment

The pulse oximeter is the heartbeat of the operating theatre, making sure that a patient’s blood oxygen does not drop to a critical level.  It’s the most important piece of monitoring equipment required for safe anaesthesia.

Empowering clinicians globally

Empowering clinicians globally

Healthcare workers around the world are working in conditions blighted by war, poverty and a shortage of resources.

Lifebox is distributing oximeters to surgical teams who cannot afford an oximeter, and provides training so that they can use the oximeter effectively.

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This week's Radio 4 Appeal

This week's Radio 4 Appeal

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