What is a vaccine?

What is a vaccine

A vaccine is a type of medicine, a biologic substance that is inoculated into the body and trains the immune system to fight a disease it has not come into contact with before. Vaccines are designed to prevent disease, rather than treat a disease once you have caught it. There are trillions of bacteria’s and […]

Blood and Urine Tests That Could Indicate Autism in Children

Researchers believe a new kind of blood and urine test could indicate autism in children. Academics conducted research on damaged proteins and believe that their results are the first of their kind and could eventually lead to earlier detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The University of Warwick researchers discovered chemical differences between blood and […]

Anaemia Treatments Set to Rise after Red Blood Cell Discovery

University students made a discovery whilst investigating why the body fails to make enough red blood cells in iron-restricted anaemias. Their findings concern the role of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) in the production of red blood cells, which sends instructions to bone marrow stem cells, which then receive them through EPO receptors on their outside surfaces. Anaemia is a […]

8 Vital Questions About Phlebotomy Training

So, you’ve decided to become a phlebotomist. We think that’s brilliant! Welcome to a wonderful world where no two days will ever be the same. Now you have to take the next step and get your qualification, so you can start finding your dream phlebotomy job. If you are doing your research you will no […]

Why We Do What We Do

Phlebotomy Training Services have been providing phlebotomy training for over 10 years. We were founded as the director, Alison, thought there was a lack of quality training available in the UK and sought to change that. From the outset the idea was to provide the best training possible, ultimately so people could find consistent work […]

A Company Has Developed Artificial Blood, Which Could Revolutionise Trauma Treatments

Blood transfusions have successfully been used to treat trauma patients since the 19th century. However, the act has never been without risks. Even when matching blood type to blood type, accidents do happen, and sometimes diseases from the donor can be passed along to the recipient. But, a company has recently developed an artificial blood, […]

Does High Blood Sugar Decrease Brain Tumours?

An unexpected discovery has potentially been made this week as researchers are saying that brain tumours that previously emerged from diabetes and obesity are less likely to emerge from those with higher blood sugar. This new discovery could shed light on the development of meningiomas tumours sprouting from the brain and spinal cord. These tumours […]

GiveBlood NHS Defends Ongoing Demand for Black Blood Donors

For decades in the UK, there has been emphasis on increasing the amount of blood donations. The NHS are especially keen to receive donations from those with rare blood types, or from ethnic minorities. Earlier in November, GiveBlood NHS took to Twitter to defend their long running campaign specifically for black blood donors. The thread […]

A New Detection Method for Bowel Cancer in the UK

A new method of detecting bowel cancer is currently being trialled by scientists in the UK. This new procedure could diagnose patients with the use of a simple blood sample as opposed to invasive procures such as colonoscopy – the insertion and examination of the bowel using a flexible tube – a method which proves […]

Why You Should Choose PTS

One of a kind: We are one of very few in the UK providing phlebotomy training. Of those few, there are an even smaller minority whose courses are certified by One Awards, a certification which is vital in allowing you to work as a trained phlebotomist in the future. Our Phlebotomy Training Course can boost […]