Project information

Scanner for Urolology Theatre

Oxford is the national referral centre for patients with complex kidney tumours. The first few hours after transplants are a critical time as the artery and veins is at risk of thrombosis and blocking. This can be checked by ultrasound scanning. We want to buy a scanner for the operating theatre.

The scanner will be an onging essential part of the operating theatres

Charity information: UCARE [Urology Cancer Research and Education]

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  • Need

    Need

    The first few hours after the transplant are a critical time as the artery and veins is at risk of thrombosis and blocking. This can be checked by ultrasound scanning. However, between 5pm and 8am the ultrasound service depend on the on-call radiologist and that can often take several hours, especially if they are busy. By this time the kidney may die if compromised.

    Solution

    We feel it is vital that the surgeons have access to this equipment at all times and would like to purchase an ultrasound machine at the cost of £30,000. The scanner would be kept in the Churchill theatres, so that it is available immediately that a problem occurs by a trained transplant or urological surgeon.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    For the surgeons to be able to save more lives by being able to scan the kidneys immediately.

    Activities

    » Find the £30,000 needed to purchase a scanner by fund raising

    We will raise funds for a Scanner for the Churchill Theatres


  • Impact

    Impact

    The complex procedure of The Oxford Renal Auto Transplant Programme will be able to save more lives.

    Risk

    The only risk will be if there is a delay in raising of the funds

    Reporting

    With updates and newsletters

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £30,000 Scanner For kidney cancer patients
  • Background

    Location

    The Oxford Cancer Centre

    Beneficiaries

    Any patients that need to be scanned

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    UCARE (Urology Cancer Research and Education) is a charity that was founded by Consultant Urological Surgeon, Professor David Cranston and Consultant Clinical Oncologist Andrew Protheroe. We are committed to improving the treatment and care of cancer patients by funding research, equipment and education in the battle against Prostate, Kidney, Bladder and Testicular cancer.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    People Who Donate

    They will help fund the scanner