13 грудня 2023 року, 19:46
Between December 6 and 10, DonorUA conducted free blood type determination events in Kropyvnytskyi, Chernivtsi, and Odesa. In Kropyvnytskyi, 48 citizens joined the event at the DEPOt shopping center; in Chernivtsi 80 people joined the events; and in Odesa's Gallery Athena shopping center 65 people found out their blood type for free. Such events are regularly held in different cities as part of the nationwide My Blood Type 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 "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.
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.