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Volunteering during a pandemic

15 June 2020
Appeared in BioNews 1051

Sarah Norcross – director of the Progress Educational Trust (PET), the charity that publishes BioNews – was interviewed recently by the Ahmadiyya Muslim radio station Voice of Islam.

The theme of the interview was volunteering at PET, and the challenges and opportunities that are involved in volunteering during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights from the interview are presented in the short videos below.

(If you cannot see the videos below, go here to view them.)

If you might be interested in volunteering for PET, please get in touch by emailing

Staff and students from the University of Dundee's Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception team are currently running, walking and cycling the 966km distance from Dundee to Copenhagen, to raise funds for PET – please sponsor them here.

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18 May 2020 - by Professor Adam Balen 
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