Here are some videos which will help you consolidate some of what you have learnt on this website. These link to external websites.


Choosing wisely - a series of short informative animations from Canada about when to transfuse, or more importantly, when NOT to transfuse various blood components

Choosing wisely videos

The Strange Case of Penny Allison video (starring Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton), available in full (19 min) from Suzi Rishworth, RN, via Blood Bank) or on Youtube. A great teaching aid and entertaining too!

The Strange Case of Penny Allison

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande, surgeon by day and public health journalist by night, suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine.

Atul Gawande on how we heal medicine

The New Zealand Broadcasting School School at Ara Institute of Canterburyhas launched a documentary that features a journalist who gives blood and shows what happens to that blood once it leaves the body.

New Zealand Broadcasting School documentary on blood

BloodSafe collection of videos (various topics)

BloodSafe videos