BRHC Foundation launches Chase the Ace to support the Pumps for Life campaign

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The Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation is launching a Chase the Ace fundraiser to support the Pumps for Life campaign. Pumps for life is gearing up to raise $900,000 to purchase new infusion pumps for the Brandon Regional Health Centre.

An infusion pump allows health care staff to safely administer intravenous fluids required in patient care. These fluids can be medications, blood products, chemotherapy drugs, fluid replacement and nutrients, also known as tube feeding.

Infusion pumps are used in all sectors of care – from laboring mothers to newborn babies in the NICU, from the surgical suite to the post-operative stage of care, from chemotherapy and hemodialysis treatments, to end of life care.

This replacement project is necessary as the existing pumps are nearing the end of life. Replacing the pumps will also allow standardization of pumps across the Province of Manitoba. This allows for enhanced patient safety when moving between healthcare settings, as well, it allows for bulk buying and cost savings.

A total of 360 infusion pumps are needed and we need your help to replace these lifesaving pieces of equipment.

Patients across the entire healthcare spectrum will benefit from these new pumps. The success of a campaign like this is totally dependent on community support.

The BRHC Foundation Chase the Ace fundraiser is open to all residents of Manitoba and is played securely and safely online. Visit www.chasetheacebrandon.ca to try your luck and support a great cause.

Additional donations will be accepted through the BRHC Foundation office. Donations of excess of $1,000 will receive permanent recognition on the campaign wall. Donations of over $15 are tax deductible and cumulative with any donations you may have made in the past or make in the future, with recognition at the $1,000 level being made on our permanent donor board.

For further information contact the BRHC Foundation at (204) 578-4226 or at info@brhcfoundation.ca

Donations to this project may be made to:

Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – Pumps for Life
150 McTavish Avenue East
Brandon, MB R7B 2E3

Or by visiting the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation website at www.brhcfoundation.ca