NEW YORK, NY: The Hadassah Medical Organization, a leading medical center in Jerusalem, has donated $25,000 in equipment and supplies to help Ukrainians in need of immediate medical attention. The request for assistance came from the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, and the equipment and supplies were airlifted to the Polish border with the help of the Ukrainian Embassy in Tel Aviv. The medical center is also looking into the possibility of sending an emergency medical delegation.
Said Yoram Weiss, MD, Acting Director General, Hadassah Medical Organization:
"In light of the request by the Ukrainian Embassy, we decided to assist as much as possible and to send medical equipment immediately to support the teams treating Ukrainian casualties inside the country and at its borders.
“Our hospitals are supported by generous donations raised from around the world by Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America. We all believe that at such a difficult time, we need to rally to the cause. We have sent many medical delegations to disaster-stricken countries in the past, and our doctors and nurses are extremely experienced in dealing with difficult field conditions. That is why we are examining the possibility of sending such a delegation now.
"The State of Israel is well-acquainted with the harsh realities imposed on civilians during wartime. We at the Hadassah Medical Organization, our supporters at Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, and the entire State of Israel stand by the Ukrainian people and feel their pain.”
Said Naomi Adler, CEO, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America: "We are gratified by the quick response. We will be behind you now and we will be behind you in the future."