ERBE Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) Machine - £29,000

One of the many side effects that cancer patients suffer as a result of chemotherapy can be painful bleeding ulcers inside the body. The removal of these ulcers currently involves endoscopic surgery, a painful procedure which requires the cutting away of damaged tissue. This procedure sometimes results in significant blood loss, which can be particularly dangerous in very small children.

With your help, we could purchase an APC machine. By electrifying a stream of ionised argon gas APC accurately destroys the damaged tissue whilst simultaneously minimising blood loss, making the procedure safer and reducing the risk of possible complications. This treatment, which can also be used across a wide range of procedures throughout the Children’s Hospital, can greatly reduce the amount of pain the child experiences, therefore speeding up recovery and allowing them to leave hospital sooner.