Friday, 22 June 2012

Winnipeg Blood Drive Tweet-Up!

In an effort to give back to the community and after being inspired by a similar blood drive in Red Deer, AB, I have decided to hold a blood drive here in Winnipeg!

Summer is a tough time period for blood donations as people are on vacation or going out to their cabins. Unfortunately, the need for blood is still there and it is typically greater in Summer due to people being active.

I would like to encourage everyone to come out to donate to this fantastic cause. You will get to meet a bunch of local Twitter users, Tumblr users and perhaps some dedicated Facebook fiends as well! Even you aren't on these networks and heard about this blood drive come down and maybe we can influence you ;) I mean, my klout is 44.


Winnipeg Blood Clinic at 777 William Ave

Monday, July 9th from 4pm-7pm

There are 20 spots reserved for the Tweet up and if you want to ensure a spot, let me know of your intention to come! I can possibly arrange for more spots if enough people sign up.

The Red Deer, AB tweet-up had 20 donors! 20 for Red Deer! I know Winnipeg can do better. We are a giving city. They don't call us "Friendly Manitoba" for nothing! This is a challenge to all Winnipeggers to step up and donate to a great cause. All it takes is about 20 minutes of your day.

I am having to do it on a monday as it is the only night the clinic is open at night. It's also a good day because you won't have to miss any football/soccer/hockey or club night outings. You can donate, socialize and be on your way.

If you are tweeting about it use hashtag #WpgBloodDrive

If you'd like to sign up or have any questions, please email me at medlabmaven (at) gmail (dot) com and I'd be happy to add you to the list.

Thanks in advance, I hope to see you there!


Monday, 18 June 2012

A hotel room's dirtiest item? Bacteria samples reveal the ugly truth | MNN - Mother Nature Network

A hotel room's dirtiest item? Bacteria samples reveal the ugly truth | MNN - Mother Nature Network.

Want to stay away from germs during your next hotel stay? Then don’t turn on the TV or lights — new research shows that TV remotes and light switches are among the most contaminated items in hotel rooms.

Monday, 11 June 2012

National Blood Donor Week!

It's National Blood Donor Week in Canada put on by Canadian Blood Services to raise awareness for the need of blood in Canada.

The theme for this year is "The Power of Many" and they are promoting it via (perhaps a few years late on the photo bombing trend but a good effort nonetheless.)

You are encouraged to printed of a picture of the large iconic red blood drop and "photo bomb" friends and family to promote blood donations and submit them to this website.

If you are able to go out an donate, please do it! A blood donation can save so many lives and there is no time like now to go and make a donation. It's as easy as calling 1-888-2DONATE or visit


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Histology Resources - Blue Histology

If you are taking a histology or microanatomy course, I highly recommend utilizing Blue Histology.

Compiled by the University of Western Australia, it is a large library of microscope images to help you familiarize yourself with what you might see under a microscope. It's nice to be able to look at different images to keep everything fresh.

They have organized lecture material as well as created useful quizzes to help you with your studies!