Ukraine – Urgent fundraising campaign launched

An urgent fundraising campaign has been launched, aimed at getting trauma equipment and specialist medical training to Ukraine.

The Ukraine Trauma First Aid Project aims to provide specialist, life-saving equipment and medical training at the Polish / Ukraine border. The goal is to buy pre-hospital trauma care equipment for Ukrainian fighters, but also to help treat civilians who have been caught up in the devastation.

At the same time, they want to deliver trauma medical training, equipping people with the skills they need to save lives.

The campaign, which was launched at the beginning of March, has already reached its first milestone of £5,000, but they urgently need more funds.

Fighters and civilians will be facing gunshot and shrapnel wounds, blast wounds, burns and other trauma-induced injuries. The specialist equipment and training will help people deal with catastrophic bleeds, airway management, burns, severe breaks, spinal damage and exposure to the elements.

Fluid Mind, the organisation behind the campaign, brings together a highly skilled team of expert medics, providing bespoke hostile environment and pre-hospital trauma care training across the globe.

Tim Simpson, Director at Fluid Mind, said: “We have a small window of opportunity to provide some aid and training on the Polish / Ukraine border.

“There is a short period of time once someone has received a life-threatening injury, known as the ‘golden hour’. This is the period immediately after a traumatic injury has been sustained, during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical and surgical treatment will save life.

“The Ukraine Trauma First Aid Project aims to provide the best possible equipment available, and equip people with the effective trauma medical training.

“We would like to encourage people to donate to this cause, enabling us to quickly and effectively support the people of Ukraine.” You can donate to the Crowdfunder here.