Cooper University Health Care is donating more than $50,000 in medical supplies to help the citizens of Ukraine, which Russia invaded Feb. 24.
The donation is part of an effort coordinated by the New Jersey Hospital Association and member hospitals in conjunction with the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, according to a March 25 announcement.
The contributions collected from area hospitals will be transported to Poland and then will be distributed to drop-off points across Ukraine. They include a wide range of medical and surgical supplies, intravenous catheters and disinfecting supplies.
“As we watch the atrocities occurring daily in Ukraine, we feel an obligation to help our health care colleagues across the world with much needed supplies during this crisis,” Philip Norcross, chairman of The Cooper Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Cooper University Health Care, said in a statement.
“We know that the need is especially great for medical supplies at this time, and we hope these supplies will provide help and encouragement for our courageous health care colleagues caring for the Ukrainian people,” added Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli, co-CEO of Cooper.
Cooper’s global outreach efforts include the Cooper Foundation’s establishment of an India COVID-19 Relief Fund last year to provide support for health care infrastructure and medical supplies in areas of India hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.