Demonstration video on how to perform a bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy

This is a high-quality narrated demonstration of how to perform a bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy. This video demonstrates the procedure theoretically, using a model of the pelvis, and aims to familiarise the viewer with the equipment used. It then shows how a bone marrow aspirate and trephine biopsy is performed on a consented patient.  

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Target Audience

This video is aimed at junior doctors who are interested in haematology and haematology specialist trainees, as well as other healthcare professionals. Whilst not substitute for practical experience, this video can provide a valuable additional learning resource.


Dr David Tucker, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Tucker became dedicated to a medical career after initial work as a trained paramedic in Bristol. He studied medicine at Bristol before completing his foundation and core medical training in South West England. He was trained in clinical haematology in the South West, where he undertook a research fellowship in mantle cell lymphoma with Professor Simon Rule and Dr Claire Hutchinson at Plymouth University. His MD focused on the microenvironment of mantle cell lymphoma. He is now a consultant haematologist and leads haematology research at the Royal Cornwall NHS Hospital Trust, where he sub-specialises in lymphoma management and is the regional research lead for non-malignant haematology for the South West. His main interests are in lymphoma research as well as teaching and training in medicine. He loves with his family in Truro, Cornwall.

Dr Angharad Everden, Clinical Research Fellow in Haematology, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Everden graduated from Cambridge University with Distinction and went on to complete the Academic Foundation Programme at Cambridge, followed by Core Medical Training in Oxford. Dr Everden has been passionate about teaching medicine ever since University, where she was a college supervisor at Jesus College, Cambridge, for three years. She has since been extensively involved in teaching throughout her career so far, from designing a teaching programme to providing clinical supervision, and has been awarded multiple prizes for her contributions to teaching as a doctor. She is currently studying for a PG certificate in Medical Education at Exeter. Dr Everden is currently a Clinical Research Fellow in Haematology and would like to pursue training in haematology next year.