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Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded

October 11, 2017

Just a little bit left: the Biotech saves soldier from amputation

Just a little bit left: the Biotech saves soldier from amputation

Unless the unique «Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded» project, Oleksandr would either limp on his ugly prosthesis, or have to stay inside forever until the end of his days. The man admits now when he is still wearing Ilizarov apparatus and has to limp on his crutches, it feels a bit embarrassing to meet others’ eyes, so he prefers to stay home and look through the window waiting for his son to come back from school.

Oleksandr with his charming wife Oksana. The man has already stood on his own legs since his primary surgeries within the Project

Innovative technologies gave hope to Oleksandr. He fought with the 93rd Mechanized Brigade. Under a fierce shelling near Avdiivka he nearly lost his leg. A mine exploded next to him having cut his shin and body heavily. At a Dnipro hospital doctors saved his life, but nobody knew what should be done to his leg. Seven surgeries and numerous examinations had been completed, still the leg failed to fuse up. Finally, doctors plainly explained that Oleksandr would have to limp for about a year and then amputation would have been the next step. Eventually, by chance, Oleksandr met another participant of the Project who had just undergone effective treatment and his leg got successfully restored. A former patient of the Biotech whose name was Oleksandr as well, advised his colleague to apply to these unique specialists for treatment. Initial examination revealed that the damaged bone did not fuse up, and contagion accompanied by pathological processes, destroyed about seven centimeters of the leg’s total length. Besides, there was a tangential defect that developed not along the bone but on its lateral surface: it ruined large fragment of the bone tissue. It was the malicious trauma that prevented the bone from fusing up.

Oleksandr’s treatment started with this

Two years have passed since the man joined the Project. Yes, it has been quite a long period of time, but the amount of work done within it, is impressive, too. Since the beginning of treatment, the doctors have grown totally almost twenty centimeters of the lacking bone. Just imagine: twenty centimeters! Of course, conventional medicine could hypothetically assist: if the strict regulations allowed, doctors could take a donor’s bone and implant it into the defected area; the patient would be doomed to lifetime intake of drugs suppressing his immune system, for the organism not to reject a foreign body. Moreover, due to the suppressed immunity Oleksandr would suffer from the slightest infections: a sneezing kid could bring him to the brink of death, for example. Is this called life?

One of the numerous surgeries within the Project

The Project’s specialists in bioengineering have grown for Oleksandr a new bone matching the defected one, all out of the man’s own tissues. Further application of cell technology – filling the area of prospective fusion with concentrate of the corresponding stem cells responsible for restoration – guarantees fast and effective fusion of the bone with the transplant into one monolith structure. Actually, it has already happened as Oleksandr has successfully undergone the main stage of surgery including transplantation. The same gel saturated with stem cells, has also repaired the defect of side surface of the bone: it got healed as if never existed.

The restored bone of a physiological length during the process of fusion. The outcome is to be shown a bit later

Still it is not time to walk yet. For today, the doctors are working on the shin and foot connection: the explosion demolished both nerve and corresponding muscle, which makes restoration of the joint to its natural condition impossible. That is why the doctors fixed the joint into one stiff structure, for Oleksandr to be able to adjust himself and try to step on the immobilized foot. Let him learn how it works, train a bit, and he will be able to walk on his own feet very soon. In two months Oleksandr will have to come for control examination. It will show whether the treatment needs to be corrected and continued or the time for rehabilitation and training has come.


The money charged for the full course of treatment was paid by the People’s Project volunteer center. This cost us about half a million hryvnias, and all this amount was raised thanks to both your donations and Oleksandr’s former employers, the «Interpipe» company’s contribution. The state has been consistently avoiding participation in the process; due to the Ministry of Health officials’ position which reads as follows: “The application of cell technology is not more effective than conventional methods”, it does not designate any money to support this treatment. Effective or not, but everyone can see the outcome: the Project has restored over a hundred of wounded fighters whom conventional medics had failed to help. Okay; we just have to do what we committed to: to restore the heavily injured soldiers who applied for our help. So we will need your assistance as usual: these guys will be able to use their chance only on the condition we support them. Every hryvnia donated to the accounts of the «Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded» project, is directed to our defenders’ restoration, and you can always track out the income and expenses in our transparent online report. Dear friends, please join us, because together we constitute their only support.


Soldier's treatment

550 148 UAH

cost of treatment

550 148 UAH




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Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded

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30 562 630 UAH (1 044 701 USD)

of 30 520 391 UAH (1 043 257 USD) needed

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Updated 27.12.2018 at 16:56

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Requisites of the project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded

PrivatBank for UAH transfers

Mykolaiv regional charitable foundation “BLAGOCHESTYA REGIONAL FUND”
PC CB PrivatBank
USREOU: 36143302
MFO: 326610
Account: 26004053210825
Purpose of payment: charity donation. Bioengineering rehabilitation for wounded

SWIFT-transfer in USD

Beneficiary: Mykolayiv Regional Charitable Foundation “Regional Foundation Blagochestya”
IBAN­code: UA803266100000026009053209659
Account: 26009053209659
Beneficiary address: UA 54000, Mykolaiv, Buznyka str. 5, 118
Beneficiary bank: Privatbank
50, Naberezhna Peremogy Street, Dnipropetrovsk, 49094, Ukraine
Swift code: PBANUA2X

Intermediary bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank,New York ,USA
Swift code: CHASUS33
Correspondent account: 001-­1­-000080
Description: Charitable donation for ‘Bioengineering rehabilitation for wounded’ project.
Intermediary bank: The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, USA
Swift code: IRVT US 3N
Correspondent account: 890-­0085-­754
Description: Charitable donation for ‘Bioengineering rehabilitation for wounded’ project.

SWIFT-transfer in EUR

Beneficiary: Mykolayiv Regional Charitable Foundation “Regional Foundation Blagochestya”
IBAN­code: UA413266100000026009053206287
Account: 26009053206287
Beneficiary address: UA 54000, Mykolaiv, Buznyka str. 5, 118
Beneficiary bank: Privatbank
50, Naberezhna Peremogy Street, Dnipropetrovsk, 49094, Ukraine
Swift code: PBANUA2X

Intermediary bank: Commerzbank AG ,Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Swift code: COBADEFF
Correspondent account: 400886700401
Description: Charitable donation for ‘Bioengineering rehabilitation for wounded’ project.

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