Lately, Volodymyr came over to the clinic. A patient of the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project, he has undergone another important phase preceding the next stage: he gave his own blood that will be used for further treatment.
Let us remind you about the type of his wound. Volodymyr lacks both shoulder bones that had gone torn off due to shrapnel injury. You can read the man’s sad story following the link: it is full of dramatic moments, but now we are going to dwell on the details of his further treatment.
While usually blood is taken for various medical tests, within the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project this bodily fluid’s purpose drastically differs and plays greater and more important role.
Just look: Mr Dmytro Zubov, the Project’s chief biologist, is carrying out preparatory procedures with blood and other biological materials. Thanks to thorough manipulations as provided by unique technologies, the biologists are going to separate certain types of stem cells from blood and bone marrow. Later these cells, transplanted into the recipient bed on a special carrier, are intended to grow into tissues of certain type, for example, bone, cartilage or even new vessels carrying blood into a restored defect zone. Being provided by some special factors and happening owing to these cells’ special properties, this process materializes under strict medical supervision.
Besides, subsequently the doctors will transplant the new bone fragments that have been previously grown up at a laboratory according to a particular technology, into the defected zone lacking bones. Other types of stem cells, artificially concentrated in the area, will allow fast and uncomplicated growing of the transplanted materials into the adjoining tissues.
It is thanks to application of these unique technologies that we are able to restore the patients abandoned by the conventional medicine – unfortunately, the doctors still lack methods of restoration of such severe defects. And it is Volodymyr Oksymets and his colleagues’ experience multiplied by their determination, thanks to their continuous work on development and implementation of the technique that took almost thirty years, we can now apply these technologies in restoration of the most severely wounded fighters. Luckily, all this takes place here, in Kyiv, in Ukraine, although there are only a few similar clinics in the world. But to carry out treatment of our fighters is possible exceptionally at the expense of people’s donation, as the state has been keeping away from the process. That is why we, the volunteers at People’s Project, are urging you to assist the initiative: only your benevolent contributions enable us to bring the injured soldiers back to normal life. But they deserve it, don’t you agree?