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Apr 17, 2014



Category: General
Posted by: Heather


Waitakere Hospital came to the West Auckland Rotary Clubs with a request. Could we please help with funding for oximeters for the Maternity Unit?

The non-invasive pulse oximeter diodes are usually attached to a baby's fingertip and send out light pulses to measure the percentage of oxygenated blood that is circulating.

The oximeters are used mostly on babies who have had a "difficult entry to the world" and may not be getting enough oxygen. If babies remain unwell or develop respiratory diseases they may be monitored for longer.

The 4 local Rotary Clubs - Waitakere, Kumeu, Henderson and New Lynn - with the assistance of the Rotary Foundation made a donation of $7,400 to purchase 10 of these units plus cables.

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