Carter the Brave and the IV-eye near infrared vein finder

‘Carter the Brave’ is now braver, thanks to the IV-eye Near Infrared Vein Finder

Carter is a very brave little boy who has Leukaemia. He is being looked after by Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

‘Carter the Brave’ is a charity set up by his Mother, Lucy Chatting, which has so far raised over £115,000 for the oncology department of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Due to the nature of Carter’s condition, frequent access to his veins is required for IV therapy and blood sampling. However, such frequent access, as well as the detrimental effects of chemotherapy on the body, can mean that the veins become very difficult to see.

That is why his mum felt that the IV-eye near infrared vein finder would be the ideal tool to help the doctors and nurses at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to always select the right vein for the treatment required, the first time. Not only for Carter but for all the children being looked after in the oncology clinic.

Lucy, Carter’s mum, said of the IV-eye: “It’s something that I truly believe will help these children in the oncology clinic as many of them have had their Hickman (central) lines removed by this point.”

The doctors and nurses at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Oncology Department are now using the IV-eye near infrared vein finder to help to quickly and easily assess, locate and access peripheral veins on Carter and his fellow patients, following a donation of 3 devices from the Carter the Brave charity.

Visit the Carter the Brave Facebook page for more about Carter’s story. You can also donate to the Carter the Brave fund by visiting his JustGiving page.

To learn more about how the IV-eye can help to see difficult veins in a new light, click here.

The IV-eye is manufactured in the UK by Novarix’s manufacturing partner, Custom Interconnect Ltd.