Finally it’s time of the season when you can start preparing for St. Nicholas Day! Already fifth year in a row in the end of November charity fund “Kryla nadiyi” is organizing a charity event “IT-Mykolay” together with Lviv IT community.
Every year within this charity event the fund is fundraising costs to buy medical equipment for Western Ukrainian Specialized Children’s Medical Centre, which could help to improve quality of medical services, chances of timely diagnostics, adequate treatment and fast recovery of little patients.
This year’s “IT Mykolay” aims to buy new equipment again, and again this equipment will be for laboratory research, because everything starts from a lab.
The medical centre lab which provides services for around 150 kids every day, really needs an automated immunoassay analyzer which would enable to conduct research by СLIA and provide an opportunity of medical survey (level of methotrexate, cyclosporine in blood), thyroid cancer specific markers survey cardiac markers, virulent diseases etc. It has to be fast, powerful, functional and universal in use, to provide observation during сhemotherapy for 300 oncohematological and 400 oncosurgical patients of the centre. Most importantly – it has to have chemical reagens.
The fund has chosen an analyzer ARCHITECT i1000SR which costs almost 4 mln UAH. Apart from all its important functions, the main reason why the centre needs exactly this analyzer is really simple – the old analyzer, which can determine the level of methotrexate in blood, can no longer produce reagents, it will be working only until there are residues. Very soon we will run out of these reagents and serious patients from surgery and hematology which are under high-dose methotrexate treatment won’t be able to get appropriate treatment, because without monitoring methotrexate level in blood, it cannot be prescribed according to the law. In certain cases, it has to be checked once per hour to determine how the medication is excreted from the body and prescribe the medication which removes its excess in time. Any delay could be worth people’s lives.
Reagents for ARCHITECT i1000SR cost 60 000 UAH, but using them you can determine the level of cyclosporine and observe other changes in the body of little patients.
Costs to be fundraised – 4 060 000 UAH.
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