The very nice Abi Renshaw at Amelia’s Magazine has put The Blood Bag Project in their up and coming exhibition listings! Go and have a gander!
Welcome to The Blood Bag Project, a craft project that aims to raise awareness of the rare blood condition Diamond Blackfan Anaemia.
Three year old Chloe suffers from DBA, meaning her bone marrow does not create new red blood cells. As a result, she becomes very anaemic and requires blood transfusions every 3-4 weeks. Chloe will need over 150 transfusions by the of ten.
The project has been set up by Chloe's auntie Leigh, who wants to encourage people to donate blood. Chloe's main source of help is through blood donation. However, Leigh is unable to give blood herself and understands she's not alone. This project is for those who want to help the blood cause by donating in another way. Download your free blood bag template here.
To see a Gallery style view of all of the bags and blog posts, please click 'Archive', at the top of this page.
The Blood Bag Project Website
This is how many textile blood bags we have so far:
You can also track the donated bags through this interactive map!