Blood donation hopes to benefit from virtual reality
The NHS is using virtual reality to encourage more people to donate blood.
Smartphone technology - being used in a volunteering drive in Birmingham and London - detects a hi-tech sticker on a prospective donor's arm.
The "donor" can then see their virtual blood fill up a bag connected to a patient. While the "recipient" only appears on a digital screen, they have been real-life patients who depended on transfusions.
NHS Blood and Transplant says it hopes the campaign encourages more people to become donors for real.
20 May 2016
- From the section Birmingham & Black Country