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 carried it to Warwick Services on the M40. Taking over at that point until Heston Services on the M4, SERV OBN carried the sample, finally transferring it to SERV Surrey & South London for the final leg to Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill.
The sample arrived well ahead of the five pm. deadline, ready for testing. ‘It was fantastic to be part of such a team’ said SERV S&SL Chairman Hugh Terry ‘We wish the patient, whoever they are, a speedy recovery.’
Blood Runner groups cover the country and carry blood, blood products and medical necessities throughout the night to their client hospitals. All riders are highly trained volunteers who receive nothing in return for their time.