Nanaimo's German culture club is paying for two new automatic blood pressure pumps at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with a $25,000 donation.
The Canadian Society of German Culture presented the money to Jim Crist, vice-chair of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, at the CSGC's annual group picnic July 27.
The money has since gone toward purchasing two automatic blood pressure pumps at NRGH for patients receiving scans such as MRIs, CT scans and biopsies.
Crist said the pumps will give doctors a complete picture of how patients respond to treatment over time and is grateful the CSGC "saw the importance and purchased the pumps."
CSGC president Ron Schuster said the society wanted to give back and make a difference to others living on central Vancouver Island.
"We decided that helping the Nanaimo Hospital would be most beneficial to the mid-Island area," he said.
The CSGC is made up of immigrants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who began settling on Vancouver Island in the 1950s and 1960s.
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