On Wednesday we asked the question Redback Spider Antivenom Doesn’t Work; True or False? But the redback spider isn’t Australia’s scariest critter, we have plenty more venomous creatures here that you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. Or in a river, or at the park, in the outback, your garage, the back garden, a shed, well you get the point.
For those of you who are concerned about Australia’s venomous inhabitants, this may just be the most comforting mini documentary you will ever see.
The video itself is a little longer than is usual for this website, so I’m going to keep my intro much shorter than usual to compensate for that.
We are going to be taking a look at bioCSL, the world’s sole producer of Australian antivenoms for human use and we are going to find out exactly how they make the antivenoms that save lives.
Talking of saving lives, please do check out the information after this video that explains how you can get your copy of the free app they mention in this video. You never know when that might come in handy.
What you will learn
Ever wondered how many people present themselves to a hospital in Australia each year having been bitten by a snake? Or which, of all the antivenoms made, gets used the most? And what do rabbits and sheep have to do with all of this?
You’ll find the answers to those questions and much more, in this short documentary.
Here’s The Making of Antivenom…
Australian Bites and Stings
As you will have seen towards the end of that video, the app I have been talking about is called Australian Bites and Stings.
It’s available on both Android and iPad and I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you how to download and install this potential lifesaver on your device.
So I won’t, but here’s a bit more about it…
Seriously, this app could save your life, or the life of someone you love dearly. Why wouldn’t you want to download it? You know what you need to do next. While you’re at it, why not get this one as well…