Plast, Ukrainian Scouting Organization – USA

Basic Individual First Aid Kits for Ukraine 

The main purpose of this project is to provide Basic Individual First Aid Kits (BIFAK) to those who are administering emergency care to individuals who are bleeding. This kit was designed by Dr. Dan Olesnicky, a Ukrainian Scout and Tactical Emergency Physician, whose team has been studying the ideal lightweight medical kit for over 20 years. These kits are designed to be small, light-weight, and usable by anyone.

The objectives for this project are:

  • Partner with your local community organizations to assemble as many of these BIFAKs as possible.
  • Notify the local media of your service and spread awareness in your community.

Instructions on how to create a BIFAK:

Please watch the instructional video before starting!

Two links are provided, in case of browser issues


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX1UGXrySYI
https://youtu.be/aX1UGXrySYI

BIFAK Components

  • 1 quart size plastic bag for vacuum sealing
  • 4 large or extra-large vinyl gloves 
  • 2 large surgical dressings (5” x 9”)
  • 4 butterfly closures 
  • 6 large heavy duty band aids 
  • 3 large gauze pads (4” x 4”)
  • 4 squeeze packets of antibiotic ointment or one tube
  • 1 self-adhering bandage roll
  • 2 tablets of acetaminophen or ibuprofen

Recommended Steps

  • Fundraise money or ask for donations of bulk quantities for all Basic Individual First Aid Kits supplies:
    • 100 BIFAKs = ~$500, or ~$5 per BIFAK
    • See link to an example of a wishlist at Amazon Shopping List with all the necessary supplies and quantities needed to make 100 kits: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/N235SU94BRB7/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2
    • All of these supplies are also available at community pharmacies, WalMart, Costco, etc. Look at the pricing. These are less expensive if you purchase them in bulk. Consider asking for bulk donations.
    • Attachments:
      • Supplies Ask Letter
      • Plast in Kind Donation Letter
  • Buy or borrow a Food Saver or equivalent vacuum sealer
    • Check that the contents are accurate and check the quality of the seal.
    • Pack them to be as small as possible to fit in a pocket.
  • Per the video, insert all items neatly into a quart-size vacuum bag including the contents list and seal.
    • Attachment:
      • Contents list 
  • Find or purchase a 24x18x12 inch packing box, which should fit ~100 BIFAKs. Any standard size packing box can be used, but keep the size of the box and number of BIFAKs per box consistent.
  • Do not put anything else in the box.  Leave room for a completed  8×10” Packing List: 
    • Attachment:
      • Packing List
  • Write Basic Individual First Aid Kits for PLAST LVIV in large block letters on the box
  • Attach any stickers you may have been provided from your organization. Write a personal message or as many as possible on the box for those distributing this in Ukraine. It can be in English. 
  • Share a picture of the box with media and your friends with hashtags #supportukraine, #standwithukraine, #stopthewar, #peaceinukraine, etc.
  • Complete the following survey to send packages to the NJ Warehouse Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

Additional Information

News broadcast about the medical team:
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/we-want-to-get-there-asap-socal-doctors-set-out-to-train-ukrainian-civilians-in-combat-medicine-need-supplies/2839371/

Video of a recent Basic Individual First Aid Kit assembly operation:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jux5bqBwqgYJT14a69jRSNUghyJOvt7H/view

Please contact Natalia Tarasiuk at natalia.tarasiuk@plastusa.org or 267-393-1324 with any questions. I am happy to provide tips and work with your group to help this project be successful!

Stand with Ukraine!
For more information, please visit https://plastusa.org.  Thank you for your support!

On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine and started an unjust war that has affected millions of innocent people. In response to these horrific enemy acts, Plast, Ukrainian Scouting Organization – USA has designated an emergency relief fund for critical humanitarian aid and personal protective equipment to help the growing crisis in Ukraine.  We would greatly appreciate your joining us in supporting Ukraine! 

How you can help
We appreciate your support in the form of monetary donations, or donations/reduced pricing on medical supplies.

1. Monetary donations

All donations will be used for acquiring and supplying humanitarian aid and personal protective equipment. Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization – USA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and volunteer organization, with no
administration costs to deplete donated funds. 

You may donate via the following methods:
 

  • PayPal

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=MN8A7WMKL35Y6

  • Check made payable to “Plast Conference, Inc.”

Plast Conference, Inc.   
PO Box 491   
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Plast Conference, Inc., is the administrative vehicle of the Ukrainian Plast Scouting Organizations worldwide, and is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.] Mail checks to:

  • Basic Individual First Aid Kits (BIFAK)

This project was developed to provide BIFAKs to those who are administering emergency care to individuals who are bleeding. This kit was designed by Dr. Dan Olesnicky, a Ukrainian Scout and Tactical Emergency Physician, whose team has been studying the ideal lightweight medical kit for over 20 years. These kits are designed to be small, light-weight, and usable by anyone. Your assistance in obtaining bulk supplies for these kits would be invaluable!

Components of individual kits include:

  • 1 quart size plastic bag for vacuum sealing
  • 4 large or extra-large vinyl gloves 
  • 2 large surgical dressings (5” x 9”)
  • 4 butterfly closures 
  • 6 large band aids 
  • 3 large gauze pads (4” x 4”)
  • 4 squeeze-packets of antibiotic ointment
  • 1 self-adhering bandage roll
  • 4 tablets of acetaminophen

2. Other Support

Please contact Plast USA headquarters to discuss other ways we can work together at:

We will be able to provide you with an in-kind donation letter for your support. Thank you in advance.

Stand with Ukraine!

 ________________ (Date)

Subject: In-kind Donation Receipt Letter

This letter serves to acknowledge that ____________________________________ (Donor name) has donated items to assist with Plast, Ukrainian Scouting Organization – USA’s current projects to assist in providing medical and humanitarian aid to wounded soldiers, their families, and displaced persons in Ukraine. 

Please be aware that IRS regulations prohibit charitable organizations from assigning a monetary value to in-kind donations. For your convenience, you may list the estimated value of your gift in the space below for your records.

Donated item(s): Donor’s Estimated Value:

______________________________________ ______________________

______________________________________ ______________________

______________________________________ ______________________

______________________________________ ______________________

______________________________________ ______________________

______________________________________ ______________________

Plast, Ukrainian Scouting Organization – USA is an organization built on exemplary international scouting principles with Ukrainian characteristics. Plast, the Ukrainian National Scouting Organization, was founded in Ukraine in 1911 and after World War II was incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1950. Plast USA is both a 501(c)(3) organization and a public charity (section 509(a)2 of the Internal Revenue code). Our EIN is 38-1357001. There are presently 22 Plast Branches in the USA with membership numbering over 2,600 scouts.

More information can be obtained by contacting our home office in the USA or visiting our website at www.plastusa.org. If any questions arise, please feel free to contact us directly at kps@plastusa.org or 267-287-8334.

Thank you in advance!  Stand with Ukraine!

Andrew Kozak
Chairman of the Board
Plast, Ukrainian Scouting Organization – USA 

MEDICAL KIT PACKING LIST

Number of Units:   _____
Contents:  Vacuum sealed medical kits, each unit containing:   

  • 4 vinyl gloves
  • 2 surgical dressings
  • 4 butterfly closures
  • 6 band aids
  • 3 gauze pads
  • 4 squeeze packets of antibiotic ointment
  • 1 self-adhering bandage roll
  • 2 acetaminophen tablets

Net weight:  _____ kg (1 kg = 2.205 lbs)

Any questions, please call 732.489.1588

СПИСОК УПАКОВКИ МЕДИЧНОЇ АПТЕКИ

  • Кількість одиниць: _____
  • Вміст: вакуумні медичні аптечки, кожен з яких містить:
  • 4 гумові рукавички
  • 2 хірургічні проклади
  • 4 заліпки на тріщин шкіри
  • 6 лейкопластирі
  • 3 бинт/марля
  • 4 пакети крему антибіотики
  • 1 самозаліпний перевязочний бинт
  • 2 таблетки, ацетемінофен
  • Вага нетто: _____ кг
  • З питанням звертайтеся на 732.489.1588

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Plast Conference, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is the administrative vehicle of Ukrainian Plast Scouting Organizations worldwide. All donations are fully tax deductible. For more information, please visit https://plastusa.org.  

Thank you for your support!

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