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Bilirubinometer Appeal

We aim to raise funds for specialist technology which will safeguard new babies in Gloucestershire from the life changing consequences of high jaundice levels.

With your help, we can equip our community midwife teams across Gloucestershire with portable ‘Jaundice Meters’ allowing them to diagnose babies at risk and respond rapidly to prevent serious illness.

How your support can help to safeguard new babies

Most babies experience some jaundice in their first days and weeks at home, it is often just naturally occurring but also has the potential to lead to more serious conditions such as kernicterus which can cause brain damage. It’s important that we find out the cause as quickly as possible as time is a key factor in the treatment of new babies with serious illness.

We aim to equip our community midwife teams across Gloucestershire with new portable technology called a ‘Jaundice Meter’ which will enable them to identify babies at high risk at the earliest possible stage and move them rapidly into treatment, giving us the best possible chance of preventing serious illness in newborn babies.

Each Jaundice Meter costs £5,500 and will benefit thousands of new babies and families in the local community.

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You can get involved by:

  • Supporting our appeal today through a one-off or regular donation,
  • Taking on a sponsored challenge to raise money for the appeal - from mud runs to scenic walks and skydives, we have a variety of challenges you can take on.
  • Holding your own fundraising event, such as a cake sale or raffle.
  • Getting your company or community group involved in the appeal.

Find out more:

  • 0300 422 3231
  • fundraising@glos.nhs.uk
  • www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/charity