Thursday, 1 September 2011

Inverness Dialysis Patient's Canoe Trip

Martin MacRae doesn't think dialysis should tie him to a sick bed, so he has decided to show the freedom gained from his new portable dialysis machine and canoe the breadth of Scotland via the Caledonian Canal. He will be camping at a series of rest points during his six day trip and will have his dialysis each evening for three hours - in his tent!

There are only two of these small units available in Scotland on the NHS, while there are around 70 in England, and thousands in the USA. So Martin is hoping that the sponsorship he has attracted will raise money to purchase more for the renal unit at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

Why not support Martin in his venture, by going to Just give to Martin MacRae and donating something, anything.

And wouldn't it be a nice gesture the unit's manufacturers donated a machine... (Hint, HINT, Very Strong Hint)

This was first spotted on the BBC News page on the 30th August, 2011, and an update in the Inverness Courier the next day reported that he successfully completed the first stage. So hurry up and donate!