The Friends conitnue to support the Maple Unit with donations of scalp cooling haircare kits.
Scalp cooling is a treatment that can help to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy and provides cancer patients with the only real alternative to this devastating side effect. It is widely recognised that chemotherapy-induced hair loss is one of the most traumatic side effects associated with cancer treatment and can have a significant emotional impact on many patients. It can be an unwanted reminder of their disease, can compromise their self-image, and many people would simply like to maintain their hair.
The scalp cooling kit pictured was donated when the Maple Unit was opened in 2021
The haircare kits donated since then provide patients with shampoo and conditioner that is deisgned for sensitive skin.