US studies show that 60% of preventable combat deaths are caused by severe hemorrhage of extremities, 33% - by tension pneumothorax and 6% - by airway obstruction.
The experience of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine shows that dozens of lives could have been saved and hundreds of permanent disablities prevented had the soldiers possessed modern tactical emergency supplies and proper training in how to use them in the field.
This fundraiser is ran by Leleka Foundation with our Ukrainian partners, GO Patriot, Saving Lives in Ukraine, National Home Front and others, to supply improved first aid kits to military units of Ukrainian army which are fighting against terrorism in Eastern Ukraine. Those admirable men and women desperately need your help to survive.
In the last few months, volunteers and civilians have already supplied hundreds of blood clotting agents and bandage dressings to different military units. However, the reality is that a soldier MUST have a comprehensive first aid kit to treat most common battlefield traumas adequately.
The IFAK increases individual soldier capabilities to provide Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid and provides interventions for two leading causes of death on the battlefield: severe hemorrhage and inadequate airway. These capabilities increase soldier survivability during dispersed operations. These capabilities can SAVE LIVES of our soldiers.
Our current goal is to supply as many IFAKs as possible to Ukrainian military units. Our army needs thousands of IFAKs.
Estimated cost of one IFAK is as follows:
IFAK for Ukrainian army
Average Cost, $
Combat application tourniquet
Dressing Bandage 6"
Celox Gauze / Quikclot – blood clotting agent
Halo or Foxseal chest seal
Nitrile gloves (2 pairs)
Surgical adhesive tape
Pouch + miscellaneous small supplies
|Emergency Mylar Thermal blanket (2 pieces)|
|Chest decompression needle|
|Cost of 100 IFAKs|
|Shipping and packaging expenditures||500.00 |
You can save a soldier’s life today even by a small donation towards this initiative. Please help them to gain a victory and return home to their families save and sound!
Thank you very much for your support. Thank you for your prayers!
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