Compression Works, a company dedicated to manufacturing hemorrhage control medical devices for military and first responder markets around the world, has partnered with Mission to the World (MTW) and their relief effort at Crates for Ukraine, a humanitarian relief operation to supply life-saving medical supplies to the war-torn region.
“We are so blessed to be in a position to help those in need during the conflict and very grateful to those who have donated their time, money and resources to help us deliver critical supplies to the front lines,” says U.S. Citizen, missionary, and organizer Doug Shepherd who has lived in Lviv, Ukraine since 1996.
The relief effort from MTW has been underway for over a year as donations have purchased critical medical equipment and relief products for the military and citizens of Ukraine.
“We were introduced to Compression Works and Dr. John Croushorn, co-founder and the inventor of the AAJT-S junctional tourniquet,” says Shepherd. “Compression Works responded immediately and even had their instructions and application videos translated into Ukrainian so that those using the device could receive training on the use of their life-saving technology.”
Crates for Ukraine will receive the AAJT-S devices and get them into the hands of those most in need. The aid from North American donors is shipped to Lviv, Ukraine via Flexport, who partners with Crates for Ukraine.
“The Compression Works Abdominal Aortic & Junctional Tourniquet-Stabilized (AAJT-S) device was originally designed to stop severe bleeding on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan and is now in use with every branch of the U.S. military, Special Operations, NATO allies and first responder groups around the world,” says Chief Medical Officer for Compression Works John Croushorn, MD.