When COVID-19 hit Ottawa, donors from across the region and the country hit back, raising over $1.6 million in the first nine weeks. This incredible generosity was put to work quickly, helping to fast-track innovative projects that look to address the impact of the virus on our hospital, our patients, the community, and our world.
As funds continue to be donated, they will be used to support even more COVID-19 research, innovation, and patient care projects. Below are some examples of these exciting projects made possible thanks to the generosity of donors — keep checking back as new projects receive funding.
Round 1 of Funding
Nine initial COVID-19 research projects receive donor support to explore topics such as how plasma from recovered patients could help future patients and how vulnerable populations are affected by the virus.
Round 2 of Funding
Community generosity provides seed funding for a second round of COVID-19 research projects that range from harnessing cancer-fighting viruses to exploring how the immune response to COVID-19 can differ between patients.
Round 3 of Funding
From hyperbaric oxygen to prototypes for PPE and harnessing the power of data, the latest round of COVID-19 projects has now received funding thanks to donor support.