#raceagainstCOVID

Faster. Stronger. Together.

Ducati is calling on the entire Ducati community, from official Ducati Clubs to dealers, Ducati Team Riders, suppliers and partners, in a dedicated fundraiser to finance the rehabilitation programmes that the Policlinico di S. Orsola of Bologna, a local excellence and one of the largest hospitals in Italy, has developed for post-Covid-19 convalescent patients.

By June 2020 we want to raise the necessary funds to finance instrumentation, research and staff at the Policlinico di S. Orsola Hospital in Bologna dedicated to the exclusive care of post-Covid-19 convalescent patients.

Ducati has always been an active part of its territory, distinguishe internationally for its Motor Valley of two and four wheeled masterpieces, but also for its excellent medical facilities. The Emilia-Romagna Region has become the national hub for the treatment of Covid-19. Ducatisti themselves from all over the world are very attached to this land which has always been home to the factory where the Ducati Reds of Borgo Panigale are born. 

The fundrasing collecition was opened by members of the Ducati Board, followed by many other employees. The amount collected was then doubled by the company, reaching 100,000 €, the starting point of #raceagainstCOVID.

How to donate.

You can donate ONLINE

 Via the Go Fund Me platform, your donation will go directly to Policlincico di S. Orsola Hospital in Bologna. 

You can donate OFFLINE

If you do not have a credit card or prefer to make an offline donation, you can proceed with a bank transfer to: “Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Bologna per sanità di Bologna per COVID-19” at the following ends:

  • IBAN: IT68E0306902480100000300027
  • SWIFT CODE: BCITITMM
  • Cause: “raceagainstCovid donation 

Then tell us your donation to donate@ducati.com, so we can thank you and update the campaign correctly

Find out more about
the project that we want to support.

After the emergency, research, rehabilitation and assistance will be needed.

We support the S. Orsola Hospital and the excellence of our territory.

The Azienda ospedaliero-universitaria di Bologna - Policlinico Sant’Orsola-Malpighi is, by number of beds, the largest public hospital in Italy, and is now also home to the School of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna.

Since April 2020, the Policlinico of S.Orsola Hospital has been part of the Italian National Hub for COVID-19 Intensive Care: a public health care network that can always be used, to assist patients who have fallen ill or could be ill with Coronavirus.

The goal of the fundraising is to collect, by June 2020, the necessary funds to finance instrumentation, research and staff of the Policlinico di S.Orsola di Bologna dedicated to the exclusive care of post-Covid-19 convalescent patients.

A highly specific multidisciplinary project that looks to the future.

"Even on those who recover, Covid-19 often leaves a significant aftermath on organs and systems that it has attacked with its harsh action. Lungs, heart, circulatory system, kidneys, brain are the preferred targets of the virus. Impairments of lung, cardiac and renal function occur, the risk of thrombosis remains and there may also be neurological residues. To monitor these patients, treat them and follow their rehabilitation, dedicated multidisciplinary areas have been set up with cardiologists, neurologists, nephrologists, pneumologists, physiatrists and infectious disease specialists.
For these patients, even complex rehabilitation programs are proposed that require dedicated personnel and specific equipment such as, for example, telemedicine tools for remote patient control, robots for patient rehabilitation at home, ultrasound, echocardiographs, electro-stimulators of respiratory muscles and instruments that measure their strength and train them, traditional active and passive exercise bicycles (for patients with respiratory problems forced in bed)", 
Chiara Gibertoni, General Director Policlinico of S. Orsola
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