Cleveland, OH,
08:41 AM

MetroHealth Donating Medical Supplies to Ukrainian Relief Efforts

MetroHealth is donating pallets of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, first aid products and disinfectants, to Ukrainian relief efforts.

The supplies will be sent through the Cleveland charity MedWish to the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio for transport to Poland and then Ukraine to help treat people injured since Russia's invasion two weeks ago. United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio is a collaborative of more than 40 groups that has been sending aid to Ukraine since the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the late 1980s.

"We at MetroHealth are happy to do our small part to support those suffering because of the war in Ukraine," said President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD. "We are devoted to hope, health, and humanity and look forward to the day when the entire world joins us."

"Thank you, MetroHealth, for standing with the people of Ukraine yet again," said Marta Liscynesky-Kelleher, president of United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio. "MetroHealth has been unwavering in its support for the Cleveland community's humanitarian efforts for Ukraine - notably treating, without hesitation, the severe burn wounds of a Ukrainian soldier in 2014 at the start of this ongoing conflict and today, answering the call of a Ukraine more desperately in need of support than ever.

"MetroHealth's generous contributions will make a direct and immediate impact on the scores of injured, ill and displaced Ukrainians."

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