Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Henry joins Harvey's gang at St Richard's hospital Chichester, WSHFT

4 year old Henry is the latest recruit to Harvey's gang. He had his tour with Mum, Michelle and Nanny Kim, and Monkey!

What a great afternoon, Tuesday 18th October 2016, at our laboratory yesterday as we had the pleasure of showing Henry around our laboratories and meeting all the team at St Richard's Chichester, Western Sussex NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust.

 Henry brought his own blood samples down to the lab and met Monkey he saw the Pod or air tube specimen shute system and then entered the magical laboratory. Henry worked with our Specimen Reception team to label and book his own samples into the computer system and give them a barcode.

Henry, Michelle and Kim then saw the "train-set" sorry, Track system that holds all of our Lego, miniature figurines, trains, cars and vans. He is too young to know the vehicle from Breaking Bad! but Mum recognised the Ghost Busters vehicle.

He toured the laboratory and saw his FBC being processed on the Abbott Sapphire and the results on the Laser scatter plot, then moved onto the Chemistry area where he saw his sample tested on both parts of the Abbott Architect.

We all then visited blood transfusion and found that we wouldn't have had a suitable unit of blood for this young man if he needed a transfusion, we would have had to request a delivery from NHS Blood and Transplant. We always need donors:

THANK you everyone for all of your time and effort to make this tour so very special for Henry, his Mum Michelle and Nanny Kim, who we hope now that the "tears of joy" have stopped flowing! Henry's face was a picture and his smile melted all of our hearts. Thank you Henry. To help then please visit. Thank you to those organisations and individuals that have helped us so much; Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Handelsbanken, LabCold, and BGS Reading.

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