Then look no further than Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital iMRI Scanner Appeal.

Old Blackburnian, Prof Stavros Stivaros (OB 79-89), RMCH’s Head of Paediatric Neurology has been speaking to BBC News and local radio stations to promote this new appeal.

The current process of scanning a child’s brain before, during and after surgery is acutely distressing and potentially life threatening.  But there is an answer which will revolutionise children’s brain surgery at the hospital – a new state-of-the-art MRI scanner which will allow surgeons to scan while the child is still on the operating table, in a safe, sterile environment. This will result in fewer general anaesthetics being required and potentially fewer surgeries.

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is therefore looking to raise the £4m to purchase this state-of-the-art equipment.  If you would like to help Prof Stivaros and his team achieve their goal, or if you would like more information, please click here.