10 жовтня 2023 року, 00:00
DonorUA (as NGO) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Danish company Eldon Biologicals and the MAD Foundation. The team has launched a joint project called My Blood Type/WWB, which aims to determine the blood type of up to 5 million Ukrainians.
"This is an extremely important initiative to promote blood donation, and we are grateful to our partners for this opportunity. Most of the people whose blood types we will determine are potential donors whom we can attract in this way. As part of the project, Ukrainians will learn not only about their own blood, but also about whom and how it can save. In addition, it is important to know your blood type in order to receive timely help in case of an emergency, including enemy shelling," comments Iryna Slavinska, co-founder of DonorUA and President of the All-Ukrainian Association of Blood Donors of Ukraine.
As part of the project, blood types will be determined using the innovative EldonCard method - test cards from Eldon Biologicals, which can be used to check a person's blood type in 2-3 minutes. The cards are easy to use - a person without special and full medical education can perform the procedure.
From September 29 to October 1, a pilot event of the My Blood Type project was held in Lviv, where 10 volunteers have already learned how to work with EldonCard and determined the blood types of more than 400 citizens. Similar trainings will take place in different cities of Ukraineю
The project will also include
• training combat medics to work with EldonCard and providing them with the necessary number of test kits;
• training in transfusion blood care for combat medics;
• support for the transportation of donated blood to the front line.
Thus, the My Blood Type project will increase the resilience of Ukraine's healthcare system during and after the war in treating combat wounds and any serious injuries.
DonorUA is NGO and the only professional digital system for recruiting and navigating blood donors in Ukraine. It supports the work of 22 blood centers, cooperates with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, EU institutions, WHO, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Global Blood Fund. More than 7,000 patients have received targeted help through the platform, and it takes no more than 20 minutes to find a donor for a specific patient.
Operation SafeDrop is a project of the MAD Foundation aimed at supporting Ukraine and people here. The initiative covers such areas as civilian evacuation, humanitarian aid, assistance to communities in building shelters, restoration of critical infrastructure after the war, and free blood group determination throughout Ukraine.
Eldon Biologicals is a Danish manufacturer of EldonCard blood group test cards. The testing system is based on the use of special formulations of selected monoclonal antibodies. EldonCard tests are ISO-certified and CE-marked in the EU, approved by the FDA in the USA and registered with the relevant authorities in a number of other countries. Eldon Biologicals also holds the distinction of being an approved NATO vendor.