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The appeal has helped to equip new laboratories by purchasing state of the art equipment not available on the National Health Service. It has funded new research posts for doctors and scientists and supported research projects.

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Flow cytometer – used to find out about malignant cells

The City Hospital now has new laboratories provided by the University and a new Haematology Department with modern wards and a day case unit. With these excellent facilities there are more opportunities for the development of successful treatments based on scientific research.

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Realtime PCR machine to detect faulty genes

It must also be remembered that patients with leukaemia or blood cancers are often in hospital for many weeks, some of the time in isolation, or they are receiving outpatient treatment for months. It is a time of great personal stress for both the patient and their family so that the appeal committee have now decided to contribute to the care of patients by improving the amenities in the Department and, if necessary, helping individual patients.

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Fletcher Ward Quiet Room

Fletcher Ward – Quiet Room refurbishment

The Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal contributed to the refurbishment of the Fletcher Ward Quiet Room, a room designed for haematology patients and/or their families to use.