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Episode 15: Kili Medical Drain Carrier

DiepCJourney Podcast

Release Date: 08/10/2022

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Surgical drains after breast surgery of any kind can present challenges for patients in terms of how to wear them under clothing, showering with surgical drains, and managing the tubing so it does not get caught on something and then pulling on the place of attachement to the patients body where the drains have a stitch to keep them in place. In the latest episode of the I interview the CEO and developer of the  designed them with patients in mind after having #cancer four times herself and dealing with surgical drains in hospital. The lightweight drain carrier can be worn...

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Surgical drains after breast surgery of any kind can present challenges for patients in terms of how to wear them under clothing, showering with surgical drains, and managing the tubing so it does not get caught on something and then pulling on the place of attachement to the patients body where the drains have a stitch to keep them in place.


In the latest episode of the DiepCJourney podcast I interview the CEO and developer of the KILI Medical Drain Carrier

Cinde Dolphin designed them with patients in mind after having #cancer four times herself and dealing with surgical drains in hospital. The lightweight drain carrier can be worn in the shower. Drain bulbs and the tubing can be tucked into the zippered pockets keeping them secure.

Cinde shares the inspirational story of helping women near Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania developing women entrepreneurs making beautiful cloth aprons that can also be used post-surgery. This is community and how the name Kili Drains got its name.