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Rijksmuseum Boerhaave pop-up exhibition: The power of plasma!

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Blood donation at a blood bank is well-known, however, not everyone knows that you can also donate plasma! The demand for plasma is increasing every year and plasma helps treating more than a hundred conditions. Rijksmuseum Boerhaave contributes to increasing awareness of plasma donation in collaboration with Sanquin. The Boerhaave National Museum offers visitors a glimpse into Dutch scientific history and works closely with today's science. In a pop-up exhibition “The Power of Plasma!”, visitors are introduced to the 'liquid gold'. The exhibition consists of explanations about plasma and interactive elements, such as videos with personal stories and dilemmas that encourage visitors to think about the possibility of donating blood and plasma themselves. There is also an aesthetic laboratory with, among other things, historical objects from the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave! The exhibition can be seen until February 8, 2024.

Image by Sanquin

Stokvis Lecture

In addition to this exhibition, the annual “Stokvis lecture” on the current challenges in the world of blood donation will be given by Dr. Eva-Maria Merz on November 18 in Rijksmuseum Boerhaave. She will discuss current challenges and research in the field of blood donation. Topics around ethics, altruism and social issues will be discussed.

Practical information Stockvis lecture: When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where: The conference hall of Rijksmuseum Boerhaave Registration: Via the Rijksmuseum Boerhave website. Please note: Your registration will only be registered if you have received our automatic confirmation email (check your spam box). Costs: Free with a valid museum ticket, or completely free with a museum card or student card.

The Power of Plasma! Connects with the national Antoni van Leeuwenhoek year and the exhibition “Onvoorstelbaar”(Unbelievable) about the life and work of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the invaluable value of microbiology in helping to solve major questions in the field of health and medicine.


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