A blood donation session will be held at Villa Bighi, which is situated next to the Esplora building in Kalkara. The session, from 14: 00 till 17: 00, is primarily organised for MCST and Esplora employees. Members of the general public, particularly residents from close by villages, are most welcome!
Bloody Late event (entrance €10)
As part of its series of late events for adults only, Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Kalkara will be putting up Bloody Late on 15 June 2018 from 18:00 till 20:00.
The event will feature workshops* from donation to patient, the blood circulatory system and blood compatibility, together with an exhibition highlighting the work carried out by the National Blood Transfusion Service. Members from Organ Donation, as well as people who benefitted from organ donation will also be present to raise awareness and share their experiences about the gift of organ donation. Visitors can also register to become organ donors.
* Workshop 1: From Donation to Patient
Have you ever wondered what happens to the donated blood? Well, it goes to a patient who needs it! Sounds simple, but there is a long process before it reaches the patient. Join us to get to know all about it.
* Workshop 2: The blood circulatory system
What is this system? Would you like to know what blood is really made up of? It has different components and all of them have a different function. What about the red colour of the blood? What produces this colour?
* Workshop 3: Are we compatible? Are we safe?
What are the different blood groups? Who is the universal donor and receiver? Did you know that all blood is tested for transmitted disease?
Planetarium Show - Cell Cell Cell
We are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make us alive. This is the story of how they do it. Join Raj and Sooki as they embark on a cell-tacular journey through the body and discover all about our cells.