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Closed 20/07/2017

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£1,710
raised of £2,000 target by 61 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,710 to pay for transportation of used medical equipment donated by NHSBT to the Association for Aid to Children Suffering from Leukemia in Georgia.

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 20th July 2017

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    Story

    I worked for NHS Blood and Transplant for almost 15 years. This organisation is one of the best in the world in the related field. Working there I always thought how lucky people living in the UK are. We can receive medical treatment as soon as we need it and we usually take it for granted. About 90% of children diagnosed with leukemia in UK can be cured. I was very upset when I learnt that despite a very high percentage of onco-haematology diseases among the Georgian population, there is no centralised blood transfusion and transplantation services in Georgia at all. Patients with leukaemia do not get diagnosed properly and do not get appropriate treatment because of the lack of infrastructure, medical equipment, trained staff, funding, medications and so on. This situation forces many of the sick people and parents of the sick children to borrow money (if they can), often sell their personal belongings, including whatever property they might have, and go abroad in order to be correctly diagnosed and treated including bone marrow transplantation. This is why I decided to open IMEDI (International Medical Education and Development Initiative), a non-profit company, to help those in Georgia who are the most vulnerable: seriously ill children. IMEDI means HOPE in Georgian. Sending used medical equipment so very gracefully donated by NHSBT (UK) to the Association for Aid to Children Suffering from Leukemia, located in Tbilisi, is the first stage of this process. The second stage-setting up the equipment and training the local staff to use it correctly. The equipment might be considered out of date in this country but it will be saving lives in Georgia. My Bristol friend Simon Munden helped me to collect the equipment from 3 different NHSBT sites - Oxford, Sheffield, Bristol, but we need to pay for the transportation it to Georgia.

    Please support our case. We will be grateful for every single donation, no matter how big or small it would be. Thank you!

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    • Nina Bendukidze4 years ago
      Nina Bendukidze

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      4 years ago
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    • Nina Bendukidze5 years ago
      Nina Bendukidze

      Nina Bendukidze

      5 years ago

      Dear supporters. Just one week to go. Please don't be shy if you're still considering, hesitating or forgot to donate. Please donate now... Latest news. We've found a company which will take our equipment to Georgia. This company bases in London. So, we need to deliver the equipment to them from Bristol. We are working on paperwork now. Everything has to be in good order to pass the customs. Media in Georgia started to publicise our project. http://pia.ge/post/135227-qartveli-emigranti-ojaxi-leikemiit-daavadebul-bavsvebs-daexmareba

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    • Nina Bendukidze5 years ago
      Nina Bendukidze

      Nina Bendukidze

      5 years ago

      My friends, acquaintances, "anonymous" supporters and people, who I even don't know, please accept my respect and gratitude! We've raised £950 in 5 days. Great stuff! We can already send one machine (Flow cytometer FC500) to Tbilisi but we've got three pieces of equipment all tohether. Please keep going! I will keep you informed about a progress of my campaign. Thank you!

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    5 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/12/2017 22.41

    Supporters

    61

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 12, 2017

    • Giuli Kvrivishvili

      Giuli Kvrivishvili

      Jul 8, 2017

      გისურვებთ წარმატებას ამ კეთილშობილი საქმის ორგანიზებაში. პატივისცემით, გიული და ნაიჯელი

      £30.00

    • Laney

      Laney

      Jul 7, 2017

      Very proud of my lovely Mum for doing this and raising money for this amazing cause!! Go Mum! <3

    • Nina Bendukidze

      Nina Bendukidze

      Jul 6, 2017

      A cheque with this donation has been received today by post. Thank you Martin and Iris.

      £20.00

    • Lali Japaridze

      Lali Japaridze

      Jul 4, 2017

      £100.00

    • Nina Bendukidze

      Nina Bendukidze

      Jul 4, 2017

      A cheque with this donation has been received today

      £100.00

    • Merab Lomia

      Merab Lomia

      Jul 3, 2017

      £20.00

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    Nina Bendukidze

    Nina Bendukidze

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    I was born and bred in Tbilisi-the capital of Georgia. I graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University in 1977 as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Internal Medicine. I've got my PhD in Paediatrics and Immunology in 1985. Since September 2002 I have been living in Bristol, UK.

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