Friday, 17 November 2017

Asher joins Harvey's gang and is escorted by his big sister, Mya

Asher joined Harvey's gang at Worthing yesterday. 16/11/2017 

Asher, aged 4 1/2 was escorted by his big sister, Mya. We had a fantastic afternoon learning and seeing science

looking around the laboratories and also seeing the Air Chute system for samples and sending empty pods back to the ward

Asher and Mya spent time looking at red cells, platelets and white cells with are Haematology and blood film expert, Sean.

Asher who has had lots of blood tests is hopefully reassured by seeing what happens to blood samples once they get to us. Clinical Chemistry was very busy with very large machines.


Then I was treated to group photographs

Recognition of a fabulous afternoon, a big thumbs UP.
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Our Harvey's Gang Film can be seen here: and 

our BBC tour in Taunton here

with our launch in November 2014 here Articles that will help you see our stories are: Scotland 
The Guardian

and IBMS deputy CEO, Sarah May, letter to Harvey: I did need a tissue or 3 when reading!

Thanks Asher, you made our day, we needed this tour as much as you did yesterday, it completed our day, correctly, reminding us, of why we do what we do, THANK YOU, Malcolm and the team at Worthing

Thanks Asher

Thursday, 2 November 2017

The Guardian and IBMS publish articles on Harvey's Gang

Harvey's Gang honoured by two articles published today

The first article written as part of a series on positivity in healthcare The Guardian, in the NHS published by Sarah Johnson, 

Harvey's Gang launch

and secondly an extremely  moving IBMS Letter written

by the deputy CEO of the Institute of Biomedical Science, Sarah May. 

Harvey's gang in Taunton

thank you both, Sarah and Sarah;

very best wishes, Malcolm and Harvey's Gang

Emily and her sister join Harvey's gang at St. Richards, Chichester

A lovely young lady, Emily, who is needle phobic joined Harvey's gang at Chichester recently. 

Emily was joined by her sister Megan and Mum Sharon.

the Lab coats were such a great fit too, and goody bags contained the prerequisite White chocolate buttons, Milk chocolate buttons and Jelly babies! (all under Mums supervision, and after leaving the lab!)

 The tour visited all area's of Blood Sciences, with the track, and Blood Transfusion.

We looked at the cells under a microscope after the Full blood counts had been performed on the Abbott Sapphires; 

We saw all the Lab Cold blood banks and Plasma freezers and the Ortho AutoVue's

The tour was great on the back of the recent Harvey's gang film (with Monkey) too.

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