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Pulse Oximeters for ME International Members

 

Note: As of 11 October 2022, MEI has provided 106 pulse oximeters to its members in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Spain, the US, and Wales.

Picture of a pulse oximeter on a finger

The ME International board of directors is currently providing a Pulse Oximeter free of charge to its members that need one. The use of a Pulse Oximeter can be especially useful for people with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). From the ME IC Primer: “A heart rate monitor [HRM] can assist in keeping cardiovascular responses below the anaerobic threshold, resting heart rate is elevated in people with ME, and low blood volume can lead to elevated heart rate.” It helps to understand how ME affects the heart rate, therefore, we will provide a flyer with each Pulse Oximeter that will describe the importance of measuring heart rate for people with ME, and how to properly track it.

Please help us with this project so as many of our members as possible can better manage their activity and heart rate. Every donation to this fundraiser is intended to purchase and distribute the Pulse Oximeters. All donations made will be much appreciated. ME International board members, volunteers and staff receive no compensation for their services. Please DONATE BELOW now. We thank you for your consideration.

For pulse oximeter users, please see the following article: Pulse Oximeter Accuracy and Limitations: FDA Safety Communication (21 June 2022)

ME International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit all-volunteer organization, founded in November 2019. All donations from USA citizens are tax deductible as allowed by law. — EIN 84-3568066

NOTE: If you are a member of ME International and would like a pulse oximeter, please send a request email to Admin@ME-International.org along with your name and shipping address or fill out the form HERE.

Fundraisers for ME International Members

This page is dedicated to ME International members who have a personal ME-related fundraiser on another platform (e.g. GoFundMe, etc).

ME International has a program to provide assistance to members. If you require personal assistance, please visit our Assistance page for more information.

ME International cannot verify the validity of every fundraiser posted. Please verify before donating and contact us at Assistance@ME-International.org if there is a concern.

Offer a helping hand to Shannon, Rahsan, and Teo
Organizer: Diana Toren (Germany)
GoFundMe created 30 November 2022

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Organizer: Mary Kier (Australia)
​Facebook created 02 November 2022

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Organizer: Lexa Rice (U.S.)
​GoFundMe created 27 August 2022; Updated 09 October 2022

Health Crisis – Jacqueline
Organizer: Jacqueline Jean (U.S.)
GoFundMe created 10 August 2022

Help Ella Get Home
Organizer: Joanne McKee for her daughter Ella (U.K.)
GoFundMe created 17 May 2022; Updated 06 October 2022

Help Me Stay Together with My Service Dog! URGENT
Organizer: Kayleigh D (U.K.)
GoFundMe created 20 August 2022

I am Madeline
Organizer: Liza Rogers, Kari Smith & Madeline Nerdfighter (Canada)
GoFundMe created 22 October 2020; Updated 25 November 2022

Testimonials

I would just like to say a very big thank you for the Pulse Oximeter that I have received today. It will assist me enormously with observing my heart rate and oxygen levels throughout the day and taking a break when needed. I think this is a great donation for those suffering with ME.
Claire H.

… the pulse oximeter already is helping me, thank you so very much! I am very grateful for this generous gift. It is very important for me to check my blood oxygen level every morning and throughout the day. Thanks to you and ME International, I can do this!
Cheryl

I received a pulse oximeter from you and I’ve been using it every day. It’s been so helpful to understand what’s happening with my body. I’ve been recording the stats to share with my doctor, and I feel so much more confident going in with actual numbers instead of “my heart races when I walk around my house.” Thank you so much for this invaluable resource!
Angela

I write in thanks for the pulse oximeter that you sent. I am very happy to have it and to be able to monitor my SpO2 levels and heart rate. … This is such a great program that you put together. I love that someone had an idea that was launched into a program that could help ME patients.
Maria B.

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ME International
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