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Feature BMJ Christmas Appeal 2012

Lifebox: Make it zero

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 04 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8241

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  1. Sarah Kessler, project manager
  1. 1Lifebox Foundation, London, UK
  1. sarah{at}

Some Christmas presents don’t make it past Christmas dinner. Others are lost under the sofa by the time January rolls around. There are very few gifts that you can guarantee will be in constant use one year later—and what’s more, that they will be used to save lives.

BMJ readers can claim just that. Last Christmas you put 187 pulse oximeters directly into operating theatres in 10 low resource countries through your generous response to the BMJ’s Christmas appeal for the Lifebox Foundation.1 2 3

Every penny you donated—more than £30 000 in a few weeks—was used to send oximeters and education materials to hospitals in need. From Cambodia to Cameroon, Nepal to Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea to the Philippines, your support is making a difference.4 …

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