Voluntary blood delivery service receives new car

The SERV SC groups new blood car is already being put to good use Picture: SERV SC

The SERV SC groups new blood car is already being put to good use Picture: SERV SC - Credit: Archant

The voluntary service in Suffolk that delivers blood products and donated breast milk all year round has been given a new car.

Previously, members of SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire (SERV SC) would not only volunteer their time but would also use their own vehicles to transport blood free of charge for NHS hospitals, saving more than £375,000 since they established in 2010.

Thankfully on Friday, August 17 they were given a new Toyota by the Mark Benevolent Fund (MBF) and the National Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham.

The SERV SC group receives no government funding, relying entirely on donations from members of the public, grants and awards from corporate sponsorship.

The group’s new Toyota Auris Hybrid blood car will be used every night to perform deliveries and was used by the group for the first time on Saturday, August 18.


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