Helping Ukraine

Since the very beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,  Instytut Ratownictwa Medycznego - Institute for Emergency Medicine (IEM) - and Medycyna Praktyczna (Medicine in Practice – medical publishing house) have been aiding the citizens of the invaded country.

We can access medical expertise at short notice from our distinguished medical board. Procurement-wise, our Polish doctors have many years of experience and have excellent connections with European suppliers. We verify medical requests and decide on distribution quickly and efficiently through our long standing relationships with Ukrainian Hospitals and the Ministry of Health.

We have visited regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk, Chernihiv, Poltava, Kiev, Vinnitsa, Odessa, as well as Western regions with supplies for specialized secondary surgical care in Lviv and Zakarpattia regions.

Each shipment was tailored to the needs evaluated by medical and public health experts. We collected priority equipment and completed all necessary supplies that allow doctors to administer necessary treatment. We provided over 10 000 surgical instruments and fixation devices for orthopedic surgery. To equip operating theaters we also provided X-ray machines, operating tables, surgical diathermy, and infusion pumps. We also delivered ultrasound machines, devices for negative pressure wound therapy, defibrillators, rescue stretchers, incubators and supplies of consumables including sutures, catheters etc. We alsohelped with the delivery and distribution of Abbot pacemakers in partnership with the American Heart Rhythm Association.

Total value of the medical equipment and supplies that were provided so far exceeded 1,500,000 USD.

In addition to the donations made by many private donors who have supported our cause, we also received generous donations from large-scale organizations. This includes Northwell Health, who kindly provided a 150,000 USD grant, Assoc Quest France Solidarite, who offered 120,000 EUR, and the Umana Foundation with 32,000 USD. Several organizations and companies that manufacture medical equipment trusted us with the delivery of the supplies they'd donated. This included the American Heart Rhythm Association, the NHS, British Ukraine Aid, the Isaiah Mission Foundation, Abbott, Biotronics, Stryker, Project CURE, and Nova Ukraine.

We also assisted other charity organizations in procurement of medical equipment for Ukrainian hospitals – that included incubators, infant flow devices, negative pressure wound therapy devices, spirometers, ultrasounds, mobile X-ray machines, and bronchofibroscope. We evaluated the equipment and put them in contact with proven suppliers.

Our work does not end here. As each day brings new information and new humanitarian needs, we work to create targeted solutions, and to bring our support to increasingly complex situations.

We would be grateful for any donations made to our bank accounts.
Bank accounts:
USD: PL 05 1240 4533 1787 0011 1196 3002
EUR: PL 56 1240 4533 1978 0011 1196 3204
PLN: PL 78 1240 2294 1111 0010 0489 7896

ul. Tadeusza Rejtana 2 
30-510 Kraków, Poland

Bank Pekao SA
ul. Grzybowska 53/57
skrytka pocztowa 1008
00-950 Warszawa, Poland

For US taxpayers, your donation to Leleka Foundation may be tax-deductible. There are several ways to donate:
By Debit/Credit card or via PayPal
By wire or ACH transfer (USA only): Leleka Foundation, Account #9801680938, Routing #084106768 (Evolve Bank & Trust), please include ‘For IME’. ACH is preferred for larger donations due to much lower fees than PayPal.
By SWIFT / IBAN transfer: From outside the USA, we can also accept donations in EUR, GBP, or CAD. Please email at [email protected] to request our bank details.
Via employer charity matching: If your employer provides matching opportunities for your charitable contributions, please consider choosing Leleka Foundation, our tax ID is 47-2377309.

Medycyna Praktyczna, magazine, March, 2022

Medycyna Praktyczna, Cholerzyn 445, 32-060 Liszki
Coordinator of the collection:
Anna Zawiślak
tel. +48 12 323 66 55
[email protected]

Gunshot wound. Photographs sent to our editorial office by surgeons from Lviv.

Any help you can provide will be deeply appreciated.


See also
  • How do we support Ukraine

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