Vol. 13, No. 3
Revolutionary New Device Helps Patients Living with Chronic Stomach Disorder
Long Island Can Breathe Easier Thanks to Winthrop's Pulmonary Hypertension Center
New Catheterless pH Monitoring System elps Diagnos Reflux Disease More Accurately, Less Invasively
Urinary Incontinence - You Don't Have to Live with it Anymore
Fay J. Lindner Foundation Awards Grant for Renovation, Expansion of Emergency Department
Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center at Winthrop Looks Towards Future of Research, Treatment Options
Winthrop's Institute for Neurosciences offers Comprehensive Care for Stroke Patients
Don't Wait - Vaccinate! Flu Season is Quickly Approaching
Healing Comes in the Form of Giving
$10,000 Donation from Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation Helps Fund High-Tech Microscope at Cancer Center for Kids
TWIGS to Honor its Founders at Golden Goose Gala Roaring 20s Party
A Celebration of Life... Patient gives back to those who helped him in his time of need
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A $10,000 donation from Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation to Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids helped purchase a high-powered Leica DME microscope used to examine blood smears taken from patients.
Dr. Mark Weinblatt is presented with the $10,000 donation from Jason Napolitano. Jay's World Childhood Foundation was founded by his parents, MaryAnn and Ralph Napolitano, following Jason's successful treatment for leukemia.
According to Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief, Pediatric Oncology/Hematology and Director of Winthrop's Pediatric Cancer Program, "Having the ability to examine blood smears in our office allows for rapid diagnoses and clinical decisions. This also allows us to give families immediate results and alleviate some of their anxiety."
The microscope is connected to a viewing monitor so that all specimens can be seen on the screen, serving as an excellent teaching tool for doctors and residents in the Center. The microscope also has a hook-up for a digital camera so physicians can photograph blood cells to keep on file and refer to at a later date.