Countless Ukrainians civilians and defenders have received urgent medical aid thanks to the Ukrainian Freedom Fund and its global network of gracious volunteers and donors. This continuing effort is made possible by UFF’s deep connections within Ukraine, its communities, and its military. The supplies are often used to treat wounded Ukrainians within hours of procurement. This medical aid includes thousands of individual first aid kits, tourniquets, chest seals, nasopharyngeal airway tubes, heart rate monitors, ointments, injectable medicines, topical sprays, assorted tablets and pharmaceuticals, iodine, and countless related items. UFF has also sponsored medical training, provided assistance to special-needs family members of defenders, and procured civilian vehicles for conversion into ambulances and immediate use on the front lines.
We also sponsored a team of Stanford University students and their humanitarian effort titled “Project Independence Day.” They travelled to Ukraine in August 2022 and hand-delivered ambulances, medical supplies, and communications equipment for the charitable benefit of Kriviy Rih, a city in Southeastern Ukraine.
Now, over six months into Russia’s invasion, the medical needs of wounded Ukrainian civilians and defenders are growing more critical. Supplies are dwindling as foreign aid is caught in warehouses, at border checkpoints, or is mired in bureaucracy. Fortunately, UFF utilizes a large network of Ukrainian volunteers and defenders, to include our team members on the ground in Ukraine, to deploy targeted aid directly to those in need. Currently, the most critical items are hemostatic agents (quick clot), tourniquets, and chest seals. So far, medical aid provided by UFF has directly impacted the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
UFF attempts to satisfy specific needs where efforts of other charities are absent or insufficient. UFF will nominate additional projects in the future. All fundraising overflows past our targets will be allocated to new projects.