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Positioning cushions for radiation therapy
Positioning cushions for radiation therapy
Positioning cushions for radiation therapy

Positioning cushions for radiation therapy

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Every day Grand River Regional Cancer Centre treats approximately 150 patients with radiation therapy.  Each session lasts about 15 minutes. 

The most time consuming part of the process? Safely and comfortably positioning the patient. 

The importance of this step is critical to the patient's treatment and safety. For radiation to be most effective the beam should exactly target the tumour and avoid healthy tissue.

To do this, each patient receives a special cushion (called a VAC-LOK) formed to their body for the precise position needed for treatment. The cushion keeps the patient properly positioned but it also keeps the patient comfortable during each of the treatments over an arduous course of 25 days.  Each cushion is unique, is labelled with the patient's name and tucked away for their next visit. 

Each VAC-LOK costs $320

*You will receive a tax receipt for the full amount in an email following your donation.

Looking to donate more than one of the options listed above? Select your donation amount, and then select multiples of it just below using the plus sign. For example $100 x 2 = $200.

Once you click "Donate" above the donation will be added to a shopping cart where you can then check out and enter your contact and payment info. 

When donating any information entered in the Billing Address fields on the payment screen will be used to generate an automatic tax receipt. If company name is added here the tax receipt will be issued to the company.

For any questions or help please contact Jesse Borden, Fulfillment Manager & Donor Advocate at  226-750-2074.
Tax receipts are automatically sent once you have completed the payment information and checked out on the site. 

If you do not see an email come through with your tax receipt please check your junk or spam email folders. Email subject line is Grand River Hospital Foundation Donation Receipt if you are searching for it.

If you still cannot find it please contact please contact Jesse Borden, Fulfillment Manager & Donor Advocate at 226-750-2074 or info@grhf.ca for support. 

When donating any information entered in the Billing Address fields on the payment screen will be used to generate an automatic tax receipt. If company name is added here the tax receipt will be issued to the company.

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