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CANSA donates Microscope to NHLS and WITS University

CANSA donates Microscope to NHLS and WITS University

A Motic Biological Trinocular Microscope and Motic 5.0 Mega Pixel Live Resolution Digital Camera was awarded to Dr Jennifer Geel and her team at the Department of Haematology and Molecular Medicine at the National Health Laboratory Service and WITS University by CANSA, for providing the most compelling motivation for its use and the team received the microscope and camera at the end of 2016.

Dr Geel and her team serve the paediatric oncology patients of Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and WITS Donald Gordon Medical Centre. Their morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular departments provide diagnoses for the paediatric oncologists and their patients presenting with suspected leukaemia and lymphoma as well as other haematological conditions e.g. cytopenias, haemoglobinopathies, coagulopathies, bleeding disorders and storage diseases. The microscope and digital camera will be valuable to her department for the purposes of research, teaching and service.

Read about Dr Geel’s CANSA Research project: Hodgkin Lymphoma in SA Children Adolescents from 2000-2010

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