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Rossland auxiliary gives to renal care and diagnostics

$8,400 will go to purchase a dialysis chair and $30,000 towards an ultrasound machine
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In a remarkable show of community support, the Rossland Health Care Auxiliary has generously donated $8,400 towards the purchase of a dialysis chair for the renal department at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) and an additional $30,000 towards an ultrasound machine which will advance diagnostic capabilities at KBRH.

Paul Butler, KBRH Health Foundation Board Member (left) accepted these important contributions from Rossland Health Care Auxiliary members, marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to enhance regional healthcare services.

Community support plays a vital role in improving our healthcare facilities, and the Rossland Health Care Auxiliary’s generosity serves as an inspiring example for others.

Renal care

Renal services are a specialized area of medicine involving diagnosis, management and treatment of complications for patients with kidney impairment and/or disease.

The onset of kidney disease can be sudden (acute) or develop over months or years (chronic), and may or may not progress to kidney failure.

What is dialysis?

Dialysis is a procedure to remove waste products and excess fluid from the blood when the kidneys stop working properly. It often involves diverting blood to a machine to be cleaned.

What happens during dialysis treatment?

The membranes filter waste products from your blood, which are passed into the dialysate fluid. The used dialysate fluid is pumped out of the dialyser, and the filtered blood is passed back into your body through the second needle. During your dialysis sessions, you’ll sit or lie on a couch, recliner or bed.

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