Straight A’s for SSBB volunteers on Telford blood handling course.

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No staying in bed on a Sunday morning for this group of SSBB volunteers, with an early appointment at PRH Telford for a MHRA blood handling course and assessment. Mike Taylor and Sarah Robinson from SaTH NHS Trust gave up their Sunday morning to put riders Chris H, Kirk S, Guy N, Geoff G, Colin T, Mark G and Alex H-C plus SSBB controller Lee C and scribe Roy B through the training course and written assessment at PRH. Everyone passed with flying colours – even duty rider Alex who responded to an urgent call part way through the session.

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After the obligatory coffee break with chocolate biscuits, the group toured the Blood Bank and Pathology Lab at PRH with a quick stop for a photo call before leaving having gained the NHS plastic card saying they are qualified to carry blood products.

Thanks to the SaTH blood transfusion and pathology team for their time and hospitality.

Roy B

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