“Global Medical Aid” and “Vingmed” company donate to Ukraine 27 sets of equipment for blood banking and processing – Ministry of Healthcare, donors


Ukraine will receive 27 sets of equipment that will be passed to medical facilities of regional level.

International charity fund “Global Medical Aid” and Dutch company “Vingmed” donated to Ukraine up-to-date equipment for blood banking and processing of a value of more than EUR 790 thousand. “Within this donation almost all Ukrainian regions will receive high-quality equipment in order to collect and process blood in compliance with quality standards. […] We would like to reach the European level of quality, to ensure blood collection planning, banking of high-quality blood and appropriate management in order to make international quality standards available to Ukrainians,” said Natalia Piven, acting head of Public Health Department of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine at a press-briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.

Ukraine will receive 27 sets of equipment. They will be passed to medical facilities of regional level and to several cities.

“Ukraine is a European country, and just now it is in a very special and difficult situation, and, of course, you should help your neighbor in need. I hope that this donation would be an example not only for European charity organizations, but for all organizations and countries,” noted Hans Frederick Didensborh, president of the International Charity Fund “Global Medical Aid”.

Nils Frandsen, CEO and owner of company “Vingmed” and Bogdan Pidverbetskyy, program advisor of the UN Population Fund in Ukraine expressed hope that the donation will be a useful contribution to improve blood service in Ukraine.

This equipment is a very valuable gift as it will support implementation of blood service development framework, said the Ministry of Healthcare representatives. “We will have opportunity to collect standard doses, to extend the list of available blood components […], and to make high quality blood components more available to our patients,” noted Lyudmila Zanevska, chief doctor of Kyiv Blood Center.
Mr. Didensborh mentioned that since 2015 “Global Medical Aid” has donated to Ukrainian charity organizations, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense medical equipment of a total value of more than EUR 25 million.