UOI Cares: Our Commitment to Ukraine and How You Can Help

With many ties to Ukraine, providers and staff at University Orthopedics have found different ways to help the war-torn country, not only by donating their time and money but also by gathering much-needed medical supplies.

UOI Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Dr. Roman Hayda is working through groups like the Orthopedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Ukranian Medical Foundation to collect ortho-specific items, especially external fixators and wound vacs.

“I continue to be moved by the tremendous interest in helping Ukraine both near and far,” said Dr. Hayda, who has a history of providing medical care in disaster areas. “For those who want to help, several non-government organizations and even the Ukrainian government itself are accepting donations. However, people should do their due diligence to determine if an organization is in line wit your intent.”

Detailed information on how relief organizations use donations can be found at: GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and the Better Business Bureau. Most charities stress the best way to help is cash donations, rather than goods. If you want to donate items, you can contact charities directly. University Orthopedics is not a drop off location for items.

CHARITIES

TACTICAL/MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • Backpacks 10 x 19 x 14 (approximately size)
  • Bandage Strips, 1”x3”
  • Big Cinch Abdominal Bandage
  • Burn Aid – water gel burn dressing 4×16
  • Burn Aid – water gel burn dressing 4×4
  • Butterfly Strips
  • Cervical Collar
  • CPR Mask
  • Cravat Bandage (CamoVat)
  • Dynarex Medicut Sterile Disposable Scalpels #10
  • EMT Shears
  • Eye Wash, 4oz.
  • IV Catheter 18 G
  • IV Catheter 20 G
  • IV Catheter 22 G
  • IV Starter Kits
  • Medical Adhesive tape rolls (2 – 3″ inches)
  • Multi Trauma Dressings, 12”x30”
  • Pain Relievers – Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, or both
  • Pair of Tweezers
  • Safety Pins
  • Stainless Steel Hemostats
  • Sutures needle size 6
  • The emergency (Israeli Battle Dressing) Compression Bandages
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment (full size)

HOSPITAL NEEDS

  • Abdominal pad (sometimes “ab pad”), 5” x 9” (2x)
  • Acetaminophen / Tylenol
  • Adhesive bandages (Band-Aids) in several sizes
  • Adhesive tape
  • Aluminum splint, 36”
  • Ambu bags
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Antibiotics: Zosyn and Unasyn iv, vancomycin iv,
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Aspirin / Bayer
  • Butterfly bandages, 0.5″ x 2.75″ (16x)
  • Caffeine pills
  • Central venous catheter kit
  • Chest seals (1 pair)
  • Coban roll, standard 2” x 5 yards
  • Cravat / triangular bandage, 45” x 45” x 63”
  • Diphenhydramine / Benadryl
  • Doxycycline and/or Bactrim antibiotics
  • Dressing materials, include dry or impregnated gauze,
  • Elastic bandage
  • Elastic wrap / ACE bandage, standard 4” x 5 yards
  • Emergency blanket (2x)
  • Fluids: IVF (nss 09%, LR, d5nss)
  • Gauze pads, 4” x 4” (6x)
  • Gels, foams, hydrocolloids, alginates, hydrogels, and polysaccharide pastes, sutures
  • Gloves
  • Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Hydrocortisone cream (1%),
  • Ibuprofen / Advil
  • Irrigation syringe, 20cc with an 18 gauge tip
  • IV catheters
  • Laryngeal Tube
  • Loperamide / Imodium
  • Miconazole
  • Moleskin, 5” x 2” strip
  • Mouthpiece for giving CPR
  • Nasopharyngeal airway
  • Needle & thread stored in isopropyl alcohol (2x needle/thread, 1x small container)
  • Pepto-Bismol pills
  • Plastic cling wrap, 2” wide roll
  • Plastic films
  • Portable ventilators
  • Pressure dressing
  • Rolled gauze, standard 4.5” x 4 yards
  • Safety pins (3x, various sizes)
  • Saline eye drops
  • Silk medical tape roll, 1” wide
  • Tourniquet
  • Trauma shears
  • Tweezers
  • White petroleum jelly / Vaseline in small container
  • Z-fold gauze, standard 45” x 4 yards

CIVILIAN GOODS

  • Civilian drones
  • GPS
  • Satellite phones
  • Medical tactical backpacks
  • Walkie-talkies