SERV OBN may be run by volunteers, but we pride ourselves on the fact we provide a professional service, all our volunteers are trained to a very high standard and we continually monitor our activities to ensure we maintain those standards.
The fact our service is FREE is just the icing on the cake!
All our riders & drivers are trained to an advanced standard and undergo rider/driver risk assessments, they are also trained in the handling of blood & blood products and biological samples; Many have also been trained in F.P.O.S. (First Person on Scene), this proved very useful recently during a training run when some of our riders were able to put their their F.P.O.S. Training into practice after witnessing a collision between a bike and a car, The riders quickly made the scene safe, tended to the casualty and assisted the emergency services upon their arrival.
I am just writing to thank all the lovely volunteers that help with the milk bank collections and to tell you about the exciting changes. The new Intensive care unit has nowopened increasing the number of babies to 50 at any one time. Therefore the unit has got a lot more hungry mouths to feed. Due to the amount of milk this is creating we are getting our 2nd pasteuriser installed doubling the amount we can process at any one time.
This will be very beneficial as we will be able to tell the exact quality of the milk and ensure very sick/ premature babies receive the most calorific milk. Although this is all very exciting for me and the neonatal unit, without your generosity in helping get the milk in to us none of it would be possible.
Therefore I would like to thank you all again for your help in providing this truly beneficial milk to the sick and premature babies both in our care and at our neighboring hospitals.
Milk Bank Administrator