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These blood testing machines (designed for home use) can be provided free of charge to Heart Kids members on anti-coagulant medication.
With Anti-Coagulant machines, blood testing now means no pain, no tears, nor car trips. Parents and children can conduct the required blood test themselves, at home, with just one drop of blood taken from a finger prick. It's quite simply changing lives.
For enquiries about the Anti-Coagulant Machine Project, please contact:
Filipa Chipper Family Support and Services Manager
Ph: 09 393 8462
Members of Heart Kids can register to receive a Stainless Steel MedicAlert bracelet funded by Heart Kids. The bracelet contains the toll-free number of a specialised emergency response centre. Emergency responders can call the centre to quickly access the wearer’s medical information, enabling appropriate emergency treatment.
If you’re a member of Heart Kids who would like to receive a free MedicAlert bracelet, please complete and return the MedicAlert Enrolment Form to us to verify your membership. We will send your enrolment form to MedicAlert for processing. Please note that you also need to have your GP complete and sign the Enrolment Form.If you are interested to receive a free MedicAlert bracelet, please contact:
Ph: 09 393 8472
Free phone: 0800 543 943
Contact details of Regional Family Support Coordinators:
Upper North Island:
- Mathilde Noordzy, Mobile: 021 486 401
Lower North Island:
- Rachael Hopkirk, Mobile: 027 222 3031
Upper South Island:
Margaret Hewett-Hawker, Mobile: 027 630 4648
Lower South Island:
- Marlene Du Toit-Parks, Mobile: 021 848 779
PO Box 108-034
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This page was last updated at 1:40PM on August 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Heart Kids NZ.