Charlie is a frequent visitor to the Great North Children’s Hospital –
but finds it really upsetting to get his blood taken. His mum, Hollie, thought it would be a great idea for him to find out about the important of blood tests, and hoped that it would relieve some of his anxieties.
After a shy start Charlie was soon enjoying his visit to the lab; learning about the different blood cells with Peter, a biomedical scientist (BMS), and then drawing what he saw down the microscope.
He then performed some biochemistry tests and Denise, a biochemistry BMS, explained the importance of having just the right amount of chemicals in your blood, which is why we need to test it. Charlie really enjoyed guessing what colour would be made in the experiments and he was able to wear goggles and gloves like a real scientist!
Charlie, and everyone in the lab, really enjoyed his visit and he was presented with a certificate at the end! Well done to Charlie and welcome to Harvey’s Gang!
Thanks Steph and all the team in Newcastle. Harvey's gang is growing well.
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