When Patients Die

Death is a part of life. A corny way to start an article, but still true nonetheless. This is especially true when one is in the medical field; whether it be a dramatic “Code Blue ED” or a casual mention of little Betty in bed 123 passing in the night, we are all exposed to…

Famous Faces: Ignaz Semmelweis

     It seems like common sense nowadays to wash our hands; after the toilet, before and after eating, after blowing our noses, and especially all throughout the day when you are in the medical field. The “5 Moments of Hand Hygiene” is drilled into us from the first day, and the little pink tubs…

A Brief History of Transplantation

     To celebrate the beginning of DonateLife Week we here at bloodbonesandbodies have decided to do what we do best; provide you with some historical knowledge bombshells to wow your friends and impress your colleagues! This is an incentive by the DonateLife organisation and helps raise awareness around the benefits of choosing to be…

The Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots are considered one of the most influential, revolutionary, and inspiring events of the 20th century. But, this incredible event has often been omitted from the history textbooks and general society (albeit from one modern film that had major details either missing or changed). What were the Stonewall Riots? Why did they occur?…

Book Review: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’ It has been a long time since anything has…

10 Fun Facts About The Organ Of Love

G’day guys, and Happy Valentine’s Day! We here at bloodbonesandbodies hope that you have a fantastic day, whether that be with your significant other, your favourite cat, or roughly 164.1km away writing an article about love with a bottle of wine running through an IV drip (*cough*). Anyways, to celebrate this day of love we…

Zika Virus: Quick Facts and Figures

Everyone is panicking. A ‘new’ virus has arisen that threatens all of us. What is the treatment? What will our government do to help us? WON’T ANYONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!? Before you all begin prepping for doomsday, please take a moment to read this article. We have collated the facts to make it…

Twelve Facts for a Very, Medical Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Here at bloodbonesandbodies, we believe that the very best gift that anyone can receive on Christmas morning isn’t socks. It isn’t the latest piece of gadgetry that can do your taxes, watch Netflix, and massage your feet all at the same time. It isn’t even not waking up with a splitting hangover…