Donate to K9 Medical Detection New Zealand
The K9MD charitable trust’s mission is to improve the health of all New Zealanders by using specifically trained dogs working in a controlled clinical environment to assist in the early detection of cancer and other diseases.
Why support K9 Medical Detection New Zealand?
It seems everyone has, in some way, been touched by cancer. It is known that early detection can help save lives.
K9 Medical Detection New Zealand Charitable Trust was created in 2018 by Pauline Blomfield. With over 35 years of working with dogs and the knowledge that a dog’s incredible sense of smell could be used as a non-invasive diagnostic tool in medicine, Pauline brought together a full scientific and clinical support team. Every aspect of K9 Medical Detection New Zealand is comprehensive and professional.
Backed by Science and the Latest Research
The University of Otago is the official research partner and K9MD has a full clinical support team; an international canine scent detection expert in the United States to review their work; a training centre at AgResearch Invermay in Dunedin complete with two laboratories for the storing and handling of all medical samples; specifically designed scent detection equipment; two dogs training for the detection of bowel cancer in urine and two dogs training for the detection of prostate cancer in urine. All training data is recorded into a specialised computer programme and analysed by a biostatistician and all training is video recorded.
Where does my donation go?
Your valuable donations, however large or small, will help us with the welfare and training of our medical detection dogs. Whilst we are currently training dogs for the early detection of bowel cancer in urine and prostate cancer in urine, K9MD is aware of the need for early detection in other cancers such as ovarian and pancreatic.
Why donate to K9 Medical Detection Charitable Trust?
Early detection of cancers can enhance the success of treatment and the cure rate. While there are screening and monitoring tools available for some forms of cancer, other types of cancers are lacking adequate tools for early diagnosis and prognostic testing.
An alternative to currently used molecular and physical screening techniques is the use of medical detection dogs.
Every hour in New Zealand one person dies from cancer. Every dollar you donate will help save lives. Together, we can make a difference.
Donate today by using the form below or visiting our Give-A-Little page. All donations over $5 are tax-deductible.