Why we may have to say no.

Apologies for the lack of posting. Work was very busy due to my manager having surgery so it was just me and another colleague manning the unit. Running classes, embalming donors, putting parts in coffins and supporting revision really takes it out of you! We're now half full so I thought it was an appropriate... Continue Reading →

Service of Thanksgiving

This week we held our annual Service of Thanksgiving. We invite friends and relatives of donors from the last year to join staff and students, thanking the donors for their incredible gift. The wonderful thing about our service is its location. It's held at the Octagon Centre and makes for quite a striking ceremony. We... Continue Reading →

How did I get here?

So I've not posted for a while and I apologise for that. I had a few plans for some posts seeing as it was the start of term but unfortunately, my family suffered a bereavement and I lost my Grandad, quite suddenly really. It's been extremely hard as I was very close to him. I... Continue Reading →

Organ Donation vs Body Donation

I thought this post would be appropriate at it's Organ Donation Week. It's only a small post but still very important. We get quite a few enquiries about whether you can donate your organs and your body, so this post will explain this process. We've recently been informed that by 2020, England will have an... Continue Reading →

Happy 1 year workiversary to me!

July 24th 2018 marks one year since I officially started my job as a Technician in the Medical Teaching Unit and what a year it's been! It's been full of highs and lows and most importantly endless days where I have been genuinely excited to go into work. Just over a year ago, I was... Continue Reading →

The first meeting

Apologies for not posting for a while. Life has taken over and Work has been really busy because of it being the exam period. Thankfully that finishes tomorrow and I can resume normality 🙂 I thought now would be a good time to reflect on viewing a body for the first time. I saw bodies... Continue Reading →

The hardest goodbye

Since I've moved to Sheffield, I have met so many different people. Some I say goodbye to and don't bat an eyelid, some I can't wait to say goodbye to and then there's those who make saying goodbye extremely hard. May at a University brings exams and the end of teaching. Slowly, we as a... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about embalming

Last week we embalmed our last donor for this academic year. Since September 2017, we have accepted and embalmed 60 donors in our facility. I have read many books about the embalming process but had never actually undertaken the procedure until I got this job. It was about two months into this role when I... Continue Reading →

Just a technician – Week 9 and 10

I've combined two weeks of work again as my Dad came up to visit. Week 9 was the last week of the Easter holidays, I'm so glad that the students are now back. The lab is so busy and it's great. Monday Embalmed two new donors. Visited our loaned out Neuropathology museum specimens at the... Continue Reading →

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