On Tuesday 2nd May SERV Surrey & South London were delighted to be able to assist fellow Blood Runner Groups with the transportation of blood samples from Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester to Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill in London. The sample left Countess of Chester Hospital at 10.00 carried by Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes and was taken to Hilton Park Service where it was transferred to a rider from Midland Freewheelers who .....read more.
Thanks to Fin and his team at Fins Motorcycles in Redhill, who have fabricated custom brackets and fitted sturdy racks to our 2 Triumph Tiger 800 fleet bikes. These will allow the bikes to carry 2 boxes of blood, blood products or fresh frozen breast milk safely and securely. https://www.finsmotorcycles.co.uk
On the 6th April our rider Ray assisted with the Paint Fleet Blue Campaign by delivering hundreds of samples to Frimley Park Hospital. The samples were taken throughout the evening to screen against prostate cancer. These were conveyed by our motorcycle that was purchased by The Grand Lodge Of Mark Master Masons London earlier this year. The money to run the campaign was raised by the residents of Fleet and by fundraising by the Fleet Lions Club. Over 220 .....read more.
On 26th February Kingston Hospital made their first use of SERV Surrey & South London’s free blood runner’s service provided to the NHS. At 01.50 the Pathology department requested a sample to be taken to the National Blood Centre at Filton, Bristol. Normally the charity only operates within Surrey and London but this was a special request and we try to help out whenever possible. Our volunteer rode through the night to the Great Western .....read more.
During this weeks cold spell, we have been unable to send out motorcycles when the temperature is below 3’C to preserve the product and for the safety of our riders. Last night our Citroen DS3, supplied by Charters Citroen Aldershot, was on standby along with volunteers using their own cars or 4x4s. This ensures we continue our service whatever the weather. SERV S&SL are also looking out to recruit drivers for these sorts of tasks, particularly .....read more.
SERV – Surrey and South London have had a busy year with a staggering increase of nearly 20% more runs than last year, at a total of 5097. Well done to all our volunteers who have shown selfless commitment, providing an efficient and reliable service to the NHS and Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. The graphs show a breakdown of the number of product delivered each month.
Thank you to our volunteers who selflessly gave up their Christmas to ensure we continue our service to the NHS. A total of 7 boxes of products were delivered to hospitals in our area, including our daily Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance restock, 2 boxes transferred to SERV Kent – Bloodrunners and 1 box transferred to SERV Sussex.
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
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.
We are rightly proud of the work that we do, including the daily support we provide to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Sometimes it’s just good fun to get out in the sunshine and do something a little bit different, and surreptitiously raise our profile at the same time!1 2 »
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