Members of the Nanaimo British Club celebrated their 30th anniversary recently with an act of kindness. They raised funds during a Club event and delivered donations to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation and the 7-10 Club. The gift to the Hospital Foundation will help buy a biliblanket for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH).
A Biliblanket is a portable medical device for infants that treats neonatal jaundice. Biliblankets emit light of different intensities that permeates through a light fabric. The baby is placed close to, or on the blanket for treatment. The light break down high levels of bilirubin in the bloodstream, which causes the discolouration of a baby’s skin when jaundice. The $7,500 biliblanket is needed in the NICU immediately.
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