Gorgeous Chain Reaction Kidney handbag by Three As Four. Why must they make such pretty things? We love that there’s two kidneys!
Archive for November, 2011
I Heart Guts is excited to welcome Rachel, a fabulous Jane-of-all-trades who helps at Guts headquarters with shipping, inventory management, social media and a bunch of other stuff. A senior art student University of Maryland, she enjoys crafty sewing projects, swimming and yoga, plus she makes a mean chocolate-peanut-butter chip cookie (just ask her four roommates). Rachel’s favorite glands are the adrenals, since they are in charge of excitement, thrills and chills. “They just look funny,” Rachel says. She recently got her pre-med boyfriend to score some rat kidneys from his anatomy lab for her to look at for a giant kidney bean bag chair she made for art class. Amazing! Welcome, Rachel!
Want to know what organ sold best at at the 2011 American Public Health Association Conference? We brought a lot of hearts and uteri, but the testicle really blew them all away, he was definitely the most popular plush at the show — some folks even purchased him in pairs! Each gut enjoyed stopping by different booths, especially the organ-themed ones (they are so self-referential). Our heart enjoyed chatting with folks at the American Heart Association as well as the Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Prostate was proud to be right across the aisle from Women Against Prostate Cancer, Uterus needed to pose in front of the Midwives Model of Care booth and of course Kidney couldn’t resist a trip to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (Pancreas and Intestine were disappointed they weren’t invited into the photo). National Public Radio featured the guts on their website in a story about offbeat wares at the APHA convention, we had a great time chatting with Julie Rovner and the nice people at Infectious Awareables, makers of subtle e.coli neckties, estrogen scarves and other great stuff. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, we had a great time learning about all the varied and interesting work that goes into public health!