German Aid Organization Supports Holocaust Survivors with an Israeli Innovation
GAiN Germany, the German chapter of a worldwide humanitarian relief and development organization, has pledged support to Holocaust survivors by donating lifesaving medical bracelets created by MyMDband, an Israeli start-up.
Jul. 21, 2015 / PRZen / JERUSALEM, Israel — MyMDband is a medical emergency bracelet that provides medical personnel with instant access to a person’s critical medical information, when it is needed most. The bracelet can be accessed using any standard smartphone, no special app required and it works everywhere around the world. Using MyMDband’s patent pending technology, when the bracelet is accessed the medical information is automatically translated into the caregiver’s language, avoiding misunderstanding and saving valuable time, which can be a matter of life and death. Using the smartphones built-in GPS, emergency contacts are automatically notified with their loved ones location. This technology is useful for a wide variety of populations, from senior citizens to those with medical conditions, take medication, suffer from allergies or simply want to travel the world with peace of mind.
MyMDband is crowdfunding on Crowdmii, a new crowdfunding platform for innovative Israeli start-ups. MyMDband aims to provide their medical bracelets for free, for life, to Holocaust survivors living in Israel, many of whom suffer from multiple medical conditions and require assistance now as much as ever. In conjunction with United Hatzalah, an Israeli emergency medical services organization, all revenues from this campaign will go directly to providing bracelets for survivors as well as have volunteers visit them on a regular basis and monitor their health.
GAiN Germany has already contributed 9,900 USD to MyMDband’s Holocaust Survivors crowdfunding campaign on Crowdmii, equivalent to 275 medical bracelets. This contribution was pledged through Helping Hand Coalition (HHC), a nonprofit that serves as the local Israeli representative of GAiN, as well as other international humanitarian organizations.
Elly Gorodetzer, Co-Founder & CEO of MyMDband: “We thank GAiN and the HHC for supporting our cause on Crowdmii. I call on others who are passionate about these issues to join our campaign. Our goal is to make our lifesaving bracelets accessible to everyone, everywhere and help save as many lives as possible.
Gidon Rogers, Co-Founder & CTO of MyMDband: “Almost all Holocaust survivors have complex medical conditions due to everything they endured and would greatly benefit from our MyMDband technology. Unfortunately, almost 25% of them live below the poverty line; they can’t afford the basics let alone a medical bracelet. As much as we would like to provide free bracelets, we lack the necessary resources. That’s why we need the public’s help in our Crowdmii campaign.”
Luke Gasiorowski, VP and COO of HHC: “It’s powerful to see today’s Christians, especially from Germany, standing with Israel as well as taking an active role in supporting Holocaust survivors in the Jewish State of Israel. The Holocaust survivors have been through so much. They are an exceptional and rare people, and even at their elderly age they still have an important role to play in bringing people from around the world together with Israel. As a Millennial, I feel privileged to still have Holocaust survivors here to share their experiences first hand, and it is our responsibility to provide them the proper help, support and care they need.”