Date posted 1-02-2024
Tony Kenton says “Without blood available 24/7, many would die, become critically ill or would experience permanently reduced quality of life, so it really is a gift being able to help”.
Tony and his fellow Blood Runners ride for SERV which is a totally free service that operates at night on weekdays and 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (366 this year). SERV is a registered charity (No. 1180326) who rely on a group of dedicated, advanced-level volunteer bikers who deliver donated blood and human milk all over the country. SERV has also been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of their outstanding work.
Tony says, “As much as I do love riding, long journeys on cold, dark, and rainy nights, or trying to get through heavy traffic in London are soon put into perspective when you get to meet the most incredible people and staff at hospitals and neonatal units who work so hard to save lives. Part of this job is that I get to see behind the scenes, women who after losing a baby continue to donate milk to help others, families whose loved ones have been saved by the right blood being in time for an operation, for dads, when they have a new baby, but the mum so sadly lost her life during childbirth, for mothers of premature babies who can’t feed them as they are undergoing treatment for cancer themselves”.
As much as this service is vitally needed, it’s almost totally funded by the generosity of the public and the caring philanthropists and organisations who support it. With more funding there would be more bikes, and more lives could be saved.
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