Leicester is the most culturally diverse city in Britain, We have clients, colleagues and friends from Ukraine and we are proud to have links with fertility clinics in Ukraine too.
The invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces is distressing for all of us, and our thoughts are with everyone affected at this difficult time. The X&Y Fertility team sends the Ukrainian people our support and hopes for a peaceful resolution.
Support for patients
For our patients seeking treatment in Ukraine, we strongly recommend that you follow Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advice, which currently advises against all travel to this area at this time.
We understand how difficult this situation will be and will do everything we can to support those who are or will be affected. Anyone struggling can talk to our team at any time. We offer support and advice, and have a counsellors available to help.
Leicester is a wonderfully diverse community with many different nationalities and we will all continue to respect and support each other at this time.
We were delighted to hear the Leicester City's Mayor has also said our city is ready to welcome Ukrainian refugees.
A number of charitable appeals have been set up should you wish to donate to organisations that are currently providing humanitarian support in Ukraine. These include:
The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal is working with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support people affected by the conflict. Donations go towards food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter.
UNICEF is working across eastern Ukraine to deliver life-saving programmes for children as well as deliver safe drinking water in areas heavily impacted by the conflict.