Harvey's Gang encourages ill children to become trainee biomedical scientists for the day and tour the laboratories with family members. Tours are suited to children's individual needs and interests. Tours help children face their fears, answers questions families or children may have as well as an understanding why taking blood is important.
With many sites now across the world and in a number of NHS hospitals in the UK, Harvey's Gang has expanded to over 47 sites across the globe and is continuously expanding.
With many sites, taking on tours, giving children and families a chance to go behind the scenes. Finding out what happens to blood once it's been taken and learning about equipment used. Many children that have had a fear of needles went on a tour, and come out loosing their fear of needles after learning about their blood. Upon arrival, children are given a white laboratory coat and a trainee scientist badge, as well as a goody bag. On tour of the laboratory, families and children learn where the blood samples arrive and how they are registered. A look at all the equipment and machines such as centrifuges and analysers and a look at where all the blood is stored.
A Harvey' Gang Tour!