Red Blood Cells. Lots of red blood cells. Couldn't get the shape quite as I wanted it to be, but I think this makes a fair illustration anyway.

Nine Pints, by Rose George

A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

A fascinating read about the world of blood. A rather unusual subject about something we tend to take for granted.

Publisher:North Sydney, N.S.W., Ebury Press,, 2017.
Characteristics:310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors:Halloran, J

The Chapters

  1. My Pint — Blood donations.
  2. That Most Simpler Reptile — Leeches and there’s different breeds for different jobs; and there’s a shortage of these in demand creatures.
  3. Janet & Roy — Blood collecting pioneers.
  4. Blood Borne — AIDS and HIV.
  5. The Yellow Stuff — Blood plasma, how it’s extracted and its uses.
  6. Rotting Pickles — Menstruating. Humans are the only mammals who do it.
  7. Nasty Cloths — How feminine hygiene holds young girls back from education, and what’s being done about it.
  8. Code Red — Emergency treatments with blood transfusions.
  9. Blood Likely Guinness — The research and progress into making artificial blood.

Low Cost Sanitary Pads

What’s being done to provide low cost sanitary pads to help young girls from developing countries stay in education.

Cover photo credit: Dez Pain, RGB Stock.

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