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Schneider Regional to Formally Accept Donations of Dialysis Machines

Aug. 6, 2008 – Schneider Regional Medical Center officials will formally accept two recently donated kidney dialysis machines at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Bennie and Martha Benjamin Auditorium at the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute.
Officials of the Ebenezer Memorial Baptist Church will represent members of that congregation, which decided to make their gift in memory of their late pastor, Rev. Douglas Gillies, who succumbed to renal failure after a period of treatment in the Dialysis Unit. The Medical Center's School of Practical Nursing also will be acknowledged for its donation of a second dialysis machine.
Renal failure is the end stage of kidney disease often triggered by untreated hypertension and diabetes. The patient population is increasing rapidly and is becoming younger. According to Dialysis Unit Head Nurse, Judith Spurrell, RN, "Because of the number of people requiring dialysis, we are constantly adding equipment and expanding our service capabilities. These machines are critically needed."
A Fresenius 2008K Dialysis Machine will be exhibited during the acceptance program.
For information, contact Sam Topp at 776-8311, ext. 2315.

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