Friends donate machine

Blood cell savers with the Friends of Eastbourne Hospitals
Blood cell savers with the Friends of Eastbourne Hospitals

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospitals have donated a specialist machine to reduce the need for donated blood in operations.

The blood cell saver, costing £16,000, recovers, cleans and recycles the patient’s own blood that may be lost during an operation. Dr Richard Grace, consultant haematologist, said thanked the Friends for their generous donation.