Ukraine: Help and Support for SMA Families

Ukraine: Help and Support for SMA Families


SMA Ireland is shocked and devastated by the situation in Ukraine. We must take care of the people who may be forgotten in this dreadful situation: people with disabilities and high needs, such as people living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

SMA Ireland is raising money on behalf of SMA Europe to support initiatives that seek to fill patient relevant gaps such as:

  • Supporting local organisations that are currently helping refugees, such as Fundacja SMA, the Polish patients' organisation.
  • Supporting organisations that help transport vulnerable people from dangerous areas.
  • Supporting people with SMA or similar needs in Ukraine, e.g., by providing (medical) care packages, generators, (back-up) ventilators and materials, tube feeding, etc.
  • As soon as the situation has stabilised, support for Ukrainian patient organisations to rebuild their supply infrastructure and care for their patients.
  • Help organise humanitarian medical transport out of the country for people who cannot use other means of transport.
  • Helping to fund wheelchair-accessible emergency shelters and medical care for refugees.

For more information see: https://www.sma-europe.eu/donate