Innovation in the NHS: Renfrew's blood donor chair

By: Boilerhouse Web Video Team
Published: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 08:33 GMT Jump to Comments

Michael Philips, Design Development Director at Renfrew Group describes the innovation process behind their award-winning NHS blood donor chair.

Following an unsuccessful three year search for a manufacturer to supply what they needed, the NHS Blood Transfusion group put out a call for designers to pitch new ideas for blood donor chairs. The brief asked for something that would improve the overall blood giving service, making the donor experience more comfortable in the process.  

After listening to the needs of the NHS - and subsequently winning a national design competition - the Renfrew Group was commissioned to design and produce 1000 new chairs.

 

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