Life Science Cares Stands with Ukraine

Life Science Cares stands in unity with our brothers & sisters in Ukraine as they defend their country.  The ongoing attacks have triggered a humanitarian crisis within Ukraine and at the borders as residents flee to safety.

We join with our colleagues at Life Sciences Pennsylvania, BioCom and MassBio in encouraging our industry to help.

[If you haven’t already seen it or signed on, please also read the Call for Business Leaders to Economically Disengage from Russian Industry.]

This page will be updated as we learn of more calls for help.

 

UPDATE: April 5th 2022

Industry leaders call for support of Direct Relief, an organization getting medicines and other healthcare supplies to people in need in Ukraine. Consider supporting this important work!

Ukranian refugees may soon arrive in the U.S. Life Science Cares is keeping in contact with our nonprofit partners working in immigration and refugee resettlement and will share information on how companies and individuals can help as soon as we have it.

 

DONATE MEDICATIONS & MEDICAL SUPPLIES

An effort led by the federal government is seeking donations of medications and medical supplies and equipment urgently needed at the Polish and Romanian borders of Ukraine. Specifically, they are appealing to medical manufacturers who can supply and transport large quantities of medicines and medical supplies. Although many in our ecosystem do not meet these criteria, we know many of our executives have close contacts and relationships in manufacturing companies who can help.

If you have questions, contact the U.S. International Trade Administration Ukraine effort at ukraineaction@trade.gov.

Read the request from the Ukranian Ministry of Health.

List of Medical Needs

List of Urgent Care Needs

 

INFORMATION FROM THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 179,000 newly diagnosed patients with cancer are among the Ukrainian people suffering from Russia’s unprovoked aggression. Disruptions to cancer treatment pose a grave risk to their very survival. ACS is offering a variety of resources for patients and their families, as well as creating a Clinician Volunteer Corps to support patients.

They are looking for cancer healthcare providers (especially those fluent in Eastern European languages) to sign up for the volunteer clinician corp to support in-bound requests.

To learn more, visit their website.

 

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

We stand with our brothers and sisters in Ukraine as they defend their country. Below is a non-exhaustive list of organizations that are asking for assistance to aid in the humanitarian crisis.

UNICEF

UNICEF supports health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

The international organization aims to provide emergency assistance to families in Ukraine — providing aid such as cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.

International Committee of the Red Cross

This Switzerland-based organization is aiming to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.

Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

MSF runs a range of activities in Ukraine working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.

Voices of Children

Voices of Children is a Ukraine-based aid organization that provides psychological support to children who have witnessed war. It uses art therapy and storytelling to support children’s wellbeing, and provides financial support to families who have suffered as a result of war.

Vostok SOS

Vostok SOS, which is also based in Ukraine, partners with German-Swiss NGO Libereco to provide immediate evacuation support to Ukrainians attempting to flee their homes. Vostok maintains a hotline for Ukrainians in need and, going forward, hopes to provide trauma support to victims of the Russian invasion.

Malteser International

Malteser International, a nonprofit based in Malta, has been collecting “everyday” supplies for Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes. “What is especially needed are everyday medicines, as well as cots, blankets, food, and cash to provide for the many people affected,” Oliver Hochedez, head of Malteser International’s emergency relief department, said in a public statement.

United Help Ukraine

United Help Ukraine is an American nonprofit that formed after the 2014 annexation of Crimea. It’s currently raising money to send first aid kits and other humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The fund has surpassed its goal of $600,000, but is still accepting donations.

Nova Ukraine

Nova Ukraine, also an American nonprofit, works closely with Ukraine-based organizations and is currently assembling supply packages that include diapers for children and adults, baby food, hospital supplies, and dry foods for a children’s orphanage in Donetsk.

Sunflower of Peace

Sunflower of Peace, is raising money to put together first aid backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines. In 2014, the organization also raised money to build the first aid backpacks for medical professionals providing aid to those fleeing the annexation of Crimea.

Save the Children

Save the Children, based in London, helps to deliver lifesaving aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine and around the world.

CARE

CARE is raising money for its Ukraine Crisis Fund, which will provide immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance. The humanitarian organization aims to raise $20 million and help at least 4 million Ukrainians. It says it will prioritize women and girls, families and the elderly.

International Medical Corps

The global nonprofit has been delivering primary health care and mental health services in eastern Ukraine since 2014, and is raising funds to expand those services for people affected by the latest conflict. Its Ukraine team is preparing to deploy mobile medical teams to provide emergency and primary health services, mental health and psychosocial services and COVID-19 awareness and prevention services for people who have been displaced.

 

Life Science Cares does not have any formal or partnership relationship with these organizations. This list was compiled from external research and resources.