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BCN3D printed parts of a medical device to help the wounded in Ukraine

BCN3D has printed 300 pieces to create tourniquets to help civilian and military wounded for two hospitals in Ukraine, in the cities of Kryvyi Rih and Dnipro. 

This project arises from an initiative at the request of the Ukrainian authorities because they need 3D printed tourniquets due to the urgency of receiving this type of material that can be printed in a very short time (the 4 pieces have been printed in 48 hours with a BCN3D Epsilon series W50 printer) and in no case replaces other equipment approved by the health authorities, but is an aid to an official health team.

A tourniquet is a device that is used to apply pressure to a limb or extremity in order to stop the flow of blood. It may be used in emergencies, in surgery, or in post-operative rehabilitation.

The aid in the form of a free donation from BCN3D is included in a convoy of humanitarian aid that will leave Barcelona in the next few days and has the support of the Ukrainian Consulate in Barcelona and some twenty social organizations supported by the Barcelona City Council.

(c) Picture & Link: BCN3D

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