Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance (KSSAA) has announced that the “golden hour” blood delivered by SERV Surrey & South London and SERV Kent has been used almost 70 times in the year since they became one of the fist air ambulances to carry blood on board for emergency transfusions.
The blood is supplied by SERV on a routine daily basis but also to replenish any stocks used by the air ambulance crew at the scene of an incident. KSSAA operates two aircraft, one from Redhill Aerodrome which is served by SERV S&SL from East Surrey Hospital and one at Marden which is served by SERV Kent from William Harvey Hospital.
In December, KSSAA became the first air ambulance in the country to operate a 24-hour helicopter emergency medical service having updated their Surrey aircraft to one capable of night flying. In response to this SERV S&SL now offers a 24 hour service to replenish the golden hour blood.
Both SERV S&SL and SERV Kent are pleased to be able to support the great work done by KSSAA.
For the full story please visit the KSSAA website.