Hassan Akkad, first official blood donor to the #Blood4Blood project

21st July 2016

I am delighted that Hassan Akkad, a Syrian refugee granted asylum in the UK, has agreed to be a collaborator on my #Blood4Blood project by excepting my request for him to donate a small amount of his blood to be made into an artwork (a very small thing in comparison to what he’s been though). ┬áHassan took part in the recent hard hitting BBC2 documentary series #Exodus, following some of the million people who smuggled themselves into Europe in 2015.

There are still 20 days left to view the series on BBC iPlayer, essential viewing for all.