Your donation to this year’s Light Up the Hospital! campaign will support the replacement of a Centrifuge and a Coagulation Analyzer for the Lab at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

The Centrifuge works by rapidly spinning samples to separate solids from liquids.  This new equipment will ensure medical specimens are processed in the most efficient manner possible.  The centrifuge is used to analyze a large portion of blood samples that are processed in the lab.

The updated automated Coagulation Analyzer will help with diagnosing and managing patients with potential clots such as stroke, heart attack or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC); a rare but serious condition that causes abnormal blood clotting throughout the body’s blood vessels. It will also allow continued efficient monitoring of anticoagulant medication such as warfarin/Coumadin, and heparin.

Your generous donations will ensure the most accurate and timely testing for our patients, ultimately leading to better outcomes. Thank you for your support!