One year since the beginning of the war, read how Limbs for Life has stepped up for Ukraine’s wartime amputees.
View an interactive map and follow the complex journey of delivering prosthetics to Ukraine’s amputees in need.
Reuters reports: Ukraine needs more prosthetic clinicians as war toll mounts
With the escalation of the war in Ukraine, Limbs for Life began receiving inquiries about assistance for amputees- soldiers and civilians who lost limbs from the fighting and those who lost access to care due to destruction of facilities.
The need for prosthetic care is increasing rapidly, with more people losing limbs and more clinics destroyed. Limbs for Life has joined a collaborative effort to address the prosthetic needs in Ukraine. Reports from within the country suggest as many as 8,000-10,000 individuals have lost limbs since the invasion, and many of the country's 400K existing amputees cannot access care. We continue to receive desperate appeals for aid from individuals and clinics.
A large shipment of prosthetic components, including 138 lbs. from our Limbs for Life Warehouse, left this week for Odesa, Ukraine, in collaboration with PENTA Medical Recycling. *Scroll down to see the complex journey, tracked by our partners at PENTA, necessary to get critical support to amputees so desperate for our help.
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Read more about the collaborative effort for Ukrainian amputees from Amplitude.
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