More than 130 Ukrainians found out their blood type for free with DonorUA

28 листопада 2023 року, 10:48

On November 25-26, DonorUA held a free blood type determination campaign in Kropyvnytskyi and Khmelnytskyi. In Kropyvnytskyi, 105 citizens joined the event at the DEPOt shopping center, and in Khmelnytskyi, 28 people found out their blood type at the Oasis shopping center. The event was part of the nationwide "My Blood Type/WWB" project.

Blood types were determined by using the innovative EldonCard method, which takes 2-3 minutes and does not require full medical education from service providers.

"The goal of the campaign is to attract new donors, allowing people to learn something new and important about themselves. We can't even imagine how many people can save lives thanks to their blood type. This is especially important today, as the full-scale war has increased the need for donated blood by 60%. It is transported from all over the country to meet the needs of the frontline, not to mention the needs of civilians in all regions, so we want to cover as many cities as possible," comments Iryna Slavinska, co-founder of DonorUA and President of the All-Ukrainian Association of Blood Donors of Ukraine.

The "My Blood Type" project is being implemented by DonorUA in cooperation with the Operation SafeDrop initiative of the MAD Foundation and Eldon Biologicals, which produces EldonCard test systems.

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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.

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