‘Blood clock’ unveiled
A WELL-known Fife obstetrician’s labour of love has been unveiled in London.
Dr Graeme Tydeman spent 18 months creating a blood clock, an art installation which aims to raise awareness of the problem of severe haemorrhage after childbirth.
The NHS Fife consultant, renowned for his artistic creations and medical inventions, said the blood clock illustrated the urgency of the problem.
Worldwide, a woman dies every six minutes from severe blood loss after childbirth.
The two-metre tall clock is made from brass and acrylic and, powered by fake blood, it operates in real time.
The installation was formally unveiled at a special event at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine involving experts from around the world.
The blood clock.