Congratulations to Bloodrun who have just received a donation which will enable them to purchase a new Yamaha FJR 1300 Blood Bike. Both Bloodrun EVS and SERV – Surrey and South London have been the beneficiaries of money used to purchase new motorcycles which was donated by The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons. What a fantastic donation and contribution to blood bike groups The Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons has made! However, in the case of .....read more.
It’s not often the work by blood bikers nationwide is covered in the mainstream media, however BBC News recently talked about the invaluable service provided by our volunteers in their online magazine – have a read here! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38330814
Towards the end of 2015, plans were announced to consolidate the two operational bases of Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance on to one site at Old Hay Airfield, Paddock Wood Kent. This week, it has been announced by KSSAA that these plans have been scrapped following an opportunity to expand further at Redhill Aerodrome. As part of the expansion, KSSAA’s partner, Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), who maintain and repair the aircraft will .....read more.
Seen in today’s Metro newspaper, in their Good Deed Feed. Not necessarily attributable to anything we’ve specifically done but an open thank you to every blood donor and blood biker up and down the land. The deed being thanked is our bread-and-butter service, 365 nights of the year plus daytime on Public Holidays.
It’s a Tuesday night and I’m all geared up for my second night of Blood Running. I’ve caught up on sleep, had a filling dinner and given my one-year-old an early bath. I phone in to let “the controller” know that I’m ready. I’m greeted with an automated message to say that we’re closed for the night as no controller is available. SERV Surrey & South London is a voluntary organisation which benefits from a whole range of people giving .....read more.
This was posted by our volunteer Janne on our forum this morning, and serves to illustrate that, though what we do daily might be regarded as routine, it has massive repercussions for the delivery of emergency healthcare in our area
On Wednesday night our controller received an urgent request from one of our hospitals to assist. The request was a little unusual as it did not involve blood products but patient notes. A patient had been transferred to another hospital but notes relating to their treatment had been delayed and now needed to be transferred. Could we help? Of course we could. One of our riders completed the task – all part of the SERVice!Good news for Blood Bike Charities Good news today in the 2015 budget for blood bike charities such as SERV Surrey & South London. “Our blood bike charities also do an incredible job. I am today responding to the public campaign and refunding their VAT.”* Thank you to all of you who supported this campaign. * source: 2015 Budget Speech
Nine year old Harry Leake from Sussex became the first child to receive a life saving blood transfusion from Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Harry suffered multiple life threatening injuries when he was hit by a motorcycle in Worthing. He became the first child patient to receive a roadside blood transfusion from Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, who, assisted by SERV Surrey & South London have been carrying blood since February 2013. .....read more.
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