Belmont Medical Technologies, a provider of fluid resuscitation and patient temperature management solutions, donated 100 buddy lite portable blood and fluid warmers as well as 20 rapid infusers to Ukraine to help save the lives of those injured during the ongoing conflict.
Olga Berg, director of development with the non-profit organization Ukraine Medical Consortium, noted that these devices are used by surgeons treating soldiers on the front lines to save the most seriously wounded.
“The rapid infusers are truly indispensable in cases of massive blood loss,” she says.
Belmont Medical Technologies’ solutions are for use worldwide in medical facilities, military combat fields, and EMS settings.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to help Ukrainians. Working with relief agencies and surgeons on the ground, we are truly saving lives together,” says Brian Ellacott, CEO of Belmont.
The donation follows the decision by Belmont at the onset of the conflict in Ukraine to suspend its relationship with the formerly appointed Russian distributors of Belmont’s products.
Belmont’s premier product is The Belmont® Rapid Infuser RI-2, which utilizes 100% aluminum-free disposables and electromagnetic induction heating to provide precise control of fluid temperature and flow rate during fluid resuscitation.
Featured image: Belmont’s South UK Territory Manager Penny Johns (right) presenting the delivery of 10 Rapid Infusers to Malgorzata Starczewska, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, Adult Critical Care Unit, Royal London Hospital (center) accompanied by Richard Aldridge BSc, Lead Technologist (left), Adult Critical Care Unit, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London, UK. Photo: Belmont