Equipment (INR Machines)

Children’s Heart Federation is able to issue medical equipment to heart families in need.

Our equipment grant programme is inextricably tied to our fundraising activities which means that we must maintain a medical equipment waiting list and issue equipment as funding becomes available.  This means that we may be unable to issue equipment on demand.

Roche Diagnostics CoaguCheck INR machines (coagulation self-testing machines) allow blood coagulation levels to be monitored at home.  Self-testing means that heart children can avoid regular hospital visits for coagulation monitoring.

Be sure to view the new CHF equipment and small grant guidelines before making your application.

Applications must be completed by an appropriate medical professional.  Please click here to complete an application on-line*.


*If you experience problems opening the form you may need to contact your IT department as they may have blocked the Google Docs domain which powers this secure form. If you are unable to apply using the online form we are able to accept applications over the phone or in exceptional circumstances; a paper application.  Please contact us for more information.


Important Message

If anyone received a CoaguChek XS meter from us since 2006 please read this patient letter from Roche.

Should you want to ask any additional questions and/or seek clarification please do contact Roche’s CoaguChek careline free on 0808 100 7666 (UK) 1800 509 586 (Republic of Ireland), Monday to Friday 09.00 to 18.00.