Breast Friends Sutton Coldfield Donated a Drand New Accuvein

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Breast Friends Sutton Coldfield has given a huge boost to cancer patients at Good Hope Hospital by donating an Accuvein machine, which helps to cannulate patients prior to treatment.

Cannulation is where a small needle and tube is placed inside a vein to provide venous access, allowing staff to take blood and administer medication. The £4,000 Accuvein machine helps identify delicate blood vessels in the arm and wrist, reducing the need to cannulate more than once and reducing pain and stress for patients. This is especially important for those being treated for cancer, who might need several cannulations over the course of their treatment.

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