A young cancer sufferer enjoyed her visit to a hospital lab last week to learn how staff test her blood samples.

Little Nyah took a tour of the pathology lab at Watford General Hospital to meet with biomedical scientists who study the disease.

Nyah, aged ten, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, an extremely rare type of cancer affecting the white blood cells, in 2013. She has been in and out of hospital ever since.

She was given the tour with her grandfather by Harvey’s Gang, a charity launched in memory of eight-year-old Harvey Buster Baldwin who visited the pathology labs at Worthing Hospital where he was treated for leukaemia.

Watford General became the 37th hospital to welcome Harvey’s Gang which aims to demystify the process of where blood samples are analysed for young hospital patients.

During her visit, scientists explained to Nyah how her blood samples are tested before she labelled and loaded her own sample into the machine. She also looked at blood cells through a microscope.

Ben Sheath, transfusion practitioner, said: "Patients like Nyah are the reason we strive for our service delivery. We serve our patients, and we serve them well."

At the end of her visit, Nyah was given a goody bag with chocolates and a certificate.