Lila Kerr was drawing her own blood and handing it over to a room full of health directors in Yatzaputzan, a village in the Ecuadorian Andes, as they prepared to test out a portable centrifuge created by a team of Rice University undergraduates.
The anticipation was high as they pushed down on a button on a repurposed salad spinner, causing the red blood cells to press against the bottom of a plastic tube, leaving behind the plasma so doctors can test for anemia.
This morning as I was having my morning coffee this story from our local paper in my feed reader caught my eye.
What did it take for someone to “SEE” a salad spinner as a medical appliance? I have one sitting on top of my refrigerator and once I read the article it was one of those head slap moments. What else could you use one of these everyday items for?
Once you begin to look at everyday things with a fresh outlook…you know…almost anything can happen.