‘Blood clock’ un­veiled

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

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.

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