What do my CMN dollars do? | May 2018

Published: May 16th, 2018

Category: Announcements, For the Kids, Thank you!, Your Gift in Action

A heart-lung machine used to keep patients' blood circulating while undergoing cardiovascular surgeries.

Heart-lung machines like the one pictured are used to keep patients’ blood circulating while undergoing cardiovascular surgeries.

When you donate to CMN Hospitals to support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, your dollars make a big difference.

They support important enrichment programs like Child Life and Arts in Medicine, provide seed money for research projects and purchase critically important equipment. This month, we are featuring some of the equipment used for pediatric patients who undergo open-heart surgery.

Recently, $537,455 of funds raised by CMN Hospitals have been used to purchase two brand-new cardiopulmonary bypass machines. Pediatric patients are placed on this machine during the surgery, which maintains the circulation of blood and oxygen content throughout the patient’s body. These machines are used by our pediatric cardiology team and are a vital piece of technology for patients undergoing complicated surgical procedures.


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