With COVID-19 cases rising across the U.S., medical professionals fear there could be a serious ventilator shortage, especially during the projected peak of the outbreak in coming weeks. A February report conducted by Johns Hopkins suggests hospital demand for ventilators could increase by at least 25 percent.

Hoping to provide more of the lifesaving machines, Miami-based plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Rubinstein has started a registry of unused ventilators in plastic surgery offices around the country. His “Take a Breather” initiative aims to connect hospitals with plastic surgeons who can loan out their spare ventilators.