It’s all about Blood!

Image of a Pathology Information Stand

We’ve got lots of interactive activities for kids and adults!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your blood samples and the mysterious processes that happen within our combined laboratories?

Well, we would be delighted to be able to show you and welcome you into the world of Pathology at the Open Day this Saturday! You will find us in Main Outpatients (if you head for the big white marquee outside the building, then you will be signposted into Main Outpatients from there).

Do you fancy trying your skills at taking a blood sample?
Well look no further as we will have the training devices available for you to have a try!  You can then discover how we manage the thousands of samples we receive daily in our laboratories.

You can watch a virtual tour of the laboratory and even have a look at some real blood cells and tissues under the microscopes (perfect for the budding scientists out there).

There will be further advice on the many career paths available within Pathology at our specialist careers talk at 13:50 in the Discovery Library on level 5. All the slots available within the app have now been booked, but we will be holding back a few extras spaces on the day for non-app users,so if you are interested in careers in Pathology, then come down and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Do you fancy being a life saver?
Blood Donors are very special people and heroes to many patients that need blood. We will be able to show you what it takes to be a Blood Donor and demonstrate the value of donated blood.

We will show you how we care for the donated blood and the lengths in which we go to make sure that blood transfusions are as safe as possible.

You will have the opportunity to play with our touch-screen Blood Fridge Kiosk that keeps our donated blood safe and secure.

We will also show you how to keep your own blood cells as healthy as possible and learn about the importance of iron in your diet.

Please come and visit us within the Main Outpatients clinics and discover some of the many things that we do. We can’t wait to see you all there.

Caroline Lowe
Blood Bank


Download our free Open Day app here

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