Right now you can double the value of your donation when you help people with cancer, heart disease, dementia and other life threatening medical conditions to receive faster diagnosis and treatment.
Thank you to two wonderful donors, John and Margaret, who have generously agreed to match your gift towards the first PET Scanner at Eastern Health.
This means when you make a donation, they will match your gift with another donation of the same amount, doubling your impact to help people when they are at their most vulnerable.
Whats is a PET Scanner?
The PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scanner is a medical imaging machine that uses substances labelled with a radioactive tracer to show how your tissues and organs are functioning. It provides more detail and can detect some diseases before other imaging tests like CT and MRI.
There is no publicly available PET Scanner within the Eastern Health catchment area. Patients who need one must travel to other areas. Or use a private provider... not everyone can afford that.
Margie is a wife, mother and grandmother. She is now retired, but there was a time when she was terrified she wouldn’t make it to retirement.
"For 12 weeks, I suffered terrible pain, fatigue, sight problems and headaches. I could not get out of bed for days at a time. But the doctors couldn’t tell what was wrong with me.
"It was a PET scan that finally identified what was wrong with my body. Ultimately, it saved my life," explains Margie.
"I had a condition called giant cell vasculitis. The PET scan showed my aorta (which is the main artery that carries blood away from your heart to the rest of your body), was inflamed. My immune system thought there was some sort of germ in my aorta. But it was fighting something that wasn’t there.
"I only got my diagnosis because I had the PET scan. Because I now know that MRI and CT scans look at the size and shape of your body structures... while PET scans can tell you what is going on inside them."
Your gift towards a new PET Scanner will save the lives of people like Margie
Please give towards the first life-saving PET Scanner at Eastern Health and help change lives.
Donate today and your gift will be doubled in value by John and Margaret. They have offered to match your gift and gifts from other kind supporters like you, up to the value of $100,000.
- Online (your receipt will be sent immediately)
- By phone on 03 9895 4608
- Postage free to Reply Paid 86164 BOX HILL VIC 3128
- In person at any Eastern Health hospital