This New Year‚Äôs Eve, ‚ÄúThe Happy Child‚ÄĚ Charity Foundation visited our regular donor, Andrej Genadievich. Andrej said that his family would really enjoy the holiday season if they could make someone happy. As soon as he read the help requests on the website of ‚ÄúThe Happy Child‚ÄĚ Charity Foundation, he decided to donate money for purchasing some medical equipment for the Intensive Care unit of the Zaporizhia Children‚Äôs Hospital # 5, namely a vitally important phototherapy lamp which can help newborn babies with jaundice.
This unusual New Year‚Äôs gift is already appreciated by the doctors. Now the little patients will have their opportunity to appreciate this lamp!
Premature babies as well as newborns with various pathologies are treated in two departments of the Zaporizhia Children‚Äôs multi type hospital #5. The newborn babies are often diagnosed with obstructive jaundice, which is caused by excess bilirubin in the blood. Usually bilirubin must go through the liver and be excreted into the baby‚Äôs stool. However, the immune system of the premature newborns as well as newborns with some pathologies rarely works properly, thus, it takes a lot of time for bilirubin to get excreted, requiring a special therapy in case of an excessive bilirubin level. Unless jaundice is treated, the consequences of this condition can be serious; an increased bilirubin level may affect a newborn‚Äôs nervous system and nucleus of cerebral nerves. This may lead to a mild encephalopathy, visual and hearing impairments and gross brain lesions. Nowadays jaundice is successfully treated with the help of the phototherapy ‚Äď a special lamp, under the impact of which bilirubin turns into a less toxic product which then gets excreted in stool and urine.
Unfortunately, the hospital cannot afford having the fully-equipped newborns Intensive Care Unit. For such a number of little patients with jaundice, there should be at least 10 lamps like that. The only phototherapy lamp available in the hospital cannot help all the babies at the same time. That‚Äôs why the hospital administration appealed to ‚ÄúThe Happy Child‚ÄĚ Charity Foundation with their request for purchasing the necessary phototherapy lamps.
Thanks to the donation of Andrej Genadievich, ‚ÄúThe Happy Child Foundation‚ÄĚ has managed to buy a phototherapy lamp at a cost of 8, 920 hryvnyas (1, 120 $) for the Intensive Care Unit of the Zaporizhia Children‚Äôs Hospital # 5. We‚Äôre thankful to all the kind people whose big hearts respond to people‚Äôs requests for help!
You can only be really happy when you make someone around you happy. It‚Äôs the main principle of those people who respond to help requests on the website www.deti.zp.ua
You can also join and help Children‚Äôs hospitals with the purchase of new, modern medical equipment. You‚Äôre welcome to cooperate with us! Rest assured you‚Äôll feel an endless joy when you bring joy to others.
For more details feel free to contact the volunteers of ‚ÄúThe Happy Child Foundation‚ÄĚ.