Campbell River Shrine Club Gives Back

The Campbell River Shrine Club made a special visit to Campbell River Hospital recently to deliver a donation that will support the purchase of three important pieces of equipment.  A baby weigh scale, Nellcor Pulse Oximetry and Bili-lights. On average, 400 babies are born in the Campbell River Hospital each year and an infant Stabilette is present at each birth.  The Nellcor Pulse Oximetry is a hand-held and portable unit that is used for monitoring heart rate and oxygen in the blood stream.  Bili lights are a type of light therapy (phototherapy) that is used to treat newborn jaundice. Jaundice is a yellow coloring of the skin and eyes. It is caused by too much of a yellow substance called bilirubin. Shriners are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to providing care for children and families in need. Their backgrounds and interests are diverse, but they are bound together by shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build relationships that can last a lifetime.  The Campbell River Shriner Club members are thankful to the Campbell River community for their support in attaining our goal of “Shriners Care for Children”.  Through your support, they are able to make this donation to help purchase this important equipment for children.