Throughout 2017, we delivered blood products to over 100 patients. This early intervention is critical as the patient can receive an emergency pre-hospital transfusion directly at the scene of an incident as opposed to upon arrival at hospital. This means that they could receive this vital procedure up to 2 hours earlier.
Today is the 5 year anniversary of the commencement of our blood on board programme and we're proud to be able to deliver this as part of our service.
We're so thankful to SERV Kent - Bloodrunners and SERV - Surrey & South London who deliver these essential blood products to us each and every day from William Harvey Hospital and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. We're also extremely grateful to the Henry Surtees Foundation whose support was instrumental in the inception of this initiative.
Moreover, it is only thanks to the overwhelming support we receive from members of the public that ensure we can continue to improve and innovate our service. Thank you.