Society supports foundation with cash for blood pumps

NANAIMO - Canadian Society of German Culture donates $25,000 to hospital foundation.

The Canadian Society of German Culture wanted to make a difference in the community and decided to support the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.

The Society donated $25,000 to the foundation to purchase two automatic blood pressure pumps for the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s medical imaging department.

The blood pressure pumps are used when patients receive scans such as MRIs, CT scans and biopsies and provide a print-out of blood pressure patterns of patients under sedation.

“The foundation is extremely grateful that the Canadian Society of German Culture saw the importance and purchased the pumps,” said Jim Crist, vice- chairman of the hospital foundation, in a press release.

Members of the Canadian Society of German Culture said they wanted to make a different in the communities where their family members lived and chose the hospital foundation.

The Canadian Society of German Culture was established nearly four decades ago to help maintain the culture and language for future generations. Membership in the organization is made up of immigrants and their descendants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.