Fistula Scanner Appeal 2019

Haemodialysis and blood transfusion can be achieved through the creation of a fistula in the arm.

 

A fistula is the name given to the surgical joining together of an artery and a vein, to form a high volume reservoir of blood, which, when needled, can allow successful cleaning (and return) of the blood through the dialysis machine.

 

To enable nursing staff to gain a clearer picture of patients' fistulas, we are raising funds to provide the renal unit at Doncaster with a Fistula Scanner.  More information to follow very shortly.