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Written in blood: what can blood cells tell us about health and disease?

Thursday 14 March: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

In the UK, 1.1m people donate blood annually, directly saving lives through transfusion—but, blood can do so much more. Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Professor of Blood Donor Health, Dr Will Astle, Parsa Akbari and Lisa Schmunk discuss how blood donors contribute to the health of everyone in the population by participating in studies which link environmental and genetic factors with properties of the blood. These studies help us understand the role of blood in diseases such as heart attack and stroke.

This research is conducted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Donor Health and Genomics (, in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant, to advance the field of blood donor health and research. A short discussion (Q&A period) will follow the talk.

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Age: 15+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free