If you’re yet to make a New Year’s resolution, why not resolve to give blood? The NHS needs over 6,000 donations every day to treat patients across the country; that’s why there’s always a call for more people to step up. As a team, we gave it a try ourselves so read on to learn all about Medstars’ personal experience of giving blood.
When we hear the word ‘play’ we usually think that means taking a break from learning. But for children, play is learning. You may be under the impression that those first few games of ‘peek-a-boo’ did little more than melt your heart, but in this blog we’re exploring how play can develop your child’s speech, language and communication skills with the help of expert speech & language therapist, Mrs Leona Talsma.
We all know smoking is NOT as glamorous as Olivia Newton John made it out to be. But the process of stopping smoking can be immensely difficult and a number of smokers struggle to quit on their first attempt. If you haven’t taken the first steps on your journey towards a smoke-free life this Stoptober, we hope this blog helps you begin your journey. Here are some of the most manageable ways to quit.
Spanning almost half a millennium, the integration of blood transfusion into society faced many twist and turns. Today, it is a standard medical procedure that saves thousands of lives every year. Though the sight of a syringe may make you queasy, blood donations help make transfusion possible. As Halloween approaches, make sure any donations you do decide to make are taken by healthcare professionals and not a person referring to themselves as ‘Count’…