The SLMHC Foundation is raising funds for billirubin lights for the obstetrical unit of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre. There is an urgent need for two bassinettes for SLMHC. Funds have been raised through private donations for one, but the second still requires funding.
Billirubin is manufactured by the body to help rid itself of old red blood cells. If the body is not processing this properly, it can lead to jaundice, which, if left untreated, can lead to permanent health deficits for the baby.
Jaundice can be reversed by the use of the billirubin lights within a matter of days.