So, “How does this brave guy get his chemo, blood or platelettes administered?”, you may ask.
Through a device called a Port-a-Cath that is inserted in a relatively quick surgical procedure.
Port-a-cath (Port). A port-a-cath is a device placed under the skin in the right side of the chest. It is attached to a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) that is threaded into a large vein above the right side of the heart called the superior vena cava.
A port-a-cath is used to give intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and other drugs. It is also used for taking blood samples. A port-a-cath may stay in place for weeks or months and helps avoid the need for repeated needle sticks.