SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, also known as the Bloodrunners, provides an essential service to our local NHS Hospitals, Air Ambulance Services, Human Donated Milk Banks, hospices, pharmacies and vulnerable patients by transporting urgently needed blood, blood products, patient samples, donated human breast milk, medicine and medical equipment
SERVSC was launched in May 2011 with Ipswich Hospital closely followed by West Suffolk Hospital. We started delivering to Peterborough City Hospital, Papworth and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals in 2012.
In August 2012, we proudly launched the Donor Baby Milk Service. This involves the collection and delivery of donated human milk used to support premature babies in the hospital maternity units of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and, when requested, throughout the UK
In 2019 we were humbled and delighted to be awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, which is the equivalent of an MBE.
During 2020, the covid-19 crisis caused our workload to rise significantly so we decided to increase our availability to 24 hours a day, every day and we became a Charity Incorporated Organisation
There are now approximately 160 volunteers including duty controllers who take the calls and organise the volunteer motorcyclists and car drivers, who give their time and mostly use their own vehicles free of charge, to deliver items to where they need to be within hours.
SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire receives no government funding, its costs being met by donations from members of the public, local businesses, charitable grants and awards. There are no paid staff.Our Queen's Award for Voluntary Service