Dacia Duster to aid voluntary emergency riders in transporting blood and blood products to patients in need of urgent medical attention.
The bargain 4×4 will enable SERV OBN (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Northamptonshire) volunteers to still attend emergencies during adverse conditions.
The SERV OBN voluntary riders usually ride motorbikes to ensure a quick delivery of medical products. The Duster will be used to provide a quicker response to larger load requirements.
“The Dacia Duster 4×4 will make such a difference to the efforts of SERV OBN transferring potentially life-enhancing products to hospitals throughout the region,” said Paul Stothard of SERV OBN.
“As a service, our voluntary riders undertook 1,500 journeys in 2016, however if we’d had the capabilities of a vehicle such as the Duster, that number could have been a lot higher.
“On some occasions, our riders have needed to use their own cars for journeys when they were unable to use their motorbikes.
The Duster will remove the need for that and, given its livery, is much more appropriate for use. The Duster will provide a life-saving service for those in need of it.”