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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07ky7sn/exodus-our-journey-to-europe-episode-1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07kyfyv/exodus-our-journey-to-europe-episode-2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07kyg4z/exodus-our-journey-to-europe-episode-3