Medics appeal for blood donors and financial aid for wounded Ukrainian soldiers

War in the Donbas

Wounded Ukrainian soldiers, who took part in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operations) in Donbas, continue to be transported to Dnipropetrovsk. Twelve fighters, who received serious injuries, are getting medical treatment in the Dnipropetrovsk Mechnikov regional hospital. This was stated by Sergiy Ryzhenko, the head doctor at the hospital.

According to him, several military doctors have “managed to return soldiers back to life, practically from the dead.” Moreover, he described how a severely wounded officer, who lost approximately 3.5 litres of blood, was rescued.

“He had very slim chances of surviving, but our specialists were able to rescue him. We are very grateful to all of the doctors who have come to donate blood for the soldiers but, unfortunately, this is not enough,” said Ryzhenko.

He has appealed to all concerned Ukrainians to come this Friday, May 30, to the Mechnikov Hospital to donate blood for the wounded soldiers.   The reception of volunteer donors will start at 10:00 a.m.

In addition, Ryzhenko has appealed to all concerned citizens to help financially to enable the hospital to purchase expensive medications for the wounded, as the amount of money available from the regional budget is not sufficient.

As stated by Ryzhenko, the average age of the wounded soldiers is 25, and that of officers is between 30 to 40 years.

Earlier on, five Ukrainian soldiers wounded during the ATO in Mariupol underwent treatment in the Mechnikov hospital. Their medical care was fully financed from the regional budget.


Translated by Dasha Darchuk; Edited by Olena Wawryshyn

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