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What rest break or INTERVAL is right for you? Racing like a blood donor

11:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 16 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way (Close to the Junction of Robinson Way and Long Road), CB2 0SZ

How do we find a balance for having enough blood available in hospitals without causing blood donors to have anaemia? Researchers at Cambridge's Blood and Transplant Research Unit study how to make enough blood available to health services while keeping the wonderful people who donate that blood safe.

If everyone gives blood too often, they are at risk of anaemia.
If everyone gives blood too infrequently, supplies and patients will suffer.
How do we find a balance that makes sense for everyone? All decisions involve weighing pros and cons.

In this activity, you'll step into the (running) shoes of blood donors in a randomised experiment called INTERVAL. You'll compete against others on the same length (x)-meter short course, with different amounts of resting time.
Can you beat your fellow runners by sprinting non-stop?
Would more pauses make you the winner?

Course is on tarmac and suitable for manual wheelchair users, please contact if you have other access needs that may impact this activity to discuss alternative options.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Sport
Timing: In person
Theme: Society, Health
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details
Image copyright: Yaning Wu

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