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UCOWPA COOPERATES WITH THE INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTER "MAIDAN HOSPITAL" IN COLLECTING MEDICAL AND HUMANITARIAN AID FOR UKRAINE.

 

Open Letter From Dr. Alexander Kirichenko, Allegheny Health Network:

"Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter asking for medical aid to Ukraine. The country has been crippled economically and politically as a result of Russian-backed war in the South-Eastern part of the country. There is overwhelming worldwide condemnation of the war as pirate, unjust action, however there has been little direct medical aid to the victims, both military and civilians.

Small community hospitals in the areas affected by war have turned to become front line hospitals accepting wounded soldiers and civilians. Those hospitals are severely undersupplied with frequent cutoffs of electric power, disruption in water flow and heating.  

There is major shortage of the following items:

  1. Broad spectrum antibiotics (both for oral and parenteral use), anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal agents, ibuprofen, pepto-bismol, colace, pediatric multivitamins.
  2. Medical gloves, suture kits, alcohol/iodine swabs, assorted gauze bandages, band aids, assorted disposable needles and syringes, burn dressings;
  3. Hemorrhage control: tourniquets, Emergency Trauma Bandages, hemostatic agents, s.a. Celox;
  4. Airway management: large bore catheters for needle chest decompression, chest seal dressings, nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airway support, naso-gastric tubes;
  5. Fluid resuscitation: IV fluids and tubing, large bore IV catheters.

It is OK to collect items with expired dates (except medications for oral and parenteral use). We are collecting monetary donations to purchase portable X-ray machine for the operating rooms: in many front-line hospitals surgeons explore shrapnel wounds without image guidance. Collected aid will be donated directly to the Ukrainian hospitals through the Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania (UCOWPA) with delivery supervision by the International Rehabilitation Center "Maidan Hospital."

The Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania is a public charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Read more about "Maidan Hospital" here.

For more information about this project, visit our blog here.

WAYS TO DONATE:

  • DONATE BY CHECK made payable to UCOWPA indicating "Maidan Hospital" on the memo line and mail it to 

      UCOWPA P.O. Box 13465, Pittsburgh, PA, 15243-3465

  • DONATE ONLINE

 


Thank you for your generous contribution!