BRANDON HIRE SUPPORTING LIFE-SAVING SERVICE
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has awarded Brandon Hire a key contract to supply heating and cooling equipment.
The new agreement means that Brandon Hire’s national branch network will have a critical role to play in getting the kit delivered to collection centres across England to ensure that temperatures are controlled in the various environments, which include everything from sports centres to village halls.
Brandon Hire’s focus on equipment innovation and a commitment to meeting critical delivery and collection schedules were a key part of the company’s winning bid.
Commercial Manager Nigel Strickland said: “There are minimum and maximum temperature requirements, which is where we come in. Our equipment will help to keep the donation centres at the right temperature and make blood donors feel more comfortable when they’re giving blood – no-one wants to be too cold or too hot.”
As well as heating and cooling equipment, Brandon Hire will be supplying the latest in battery powered LED lighting technology that deliver huge savings in running costs when compared to traditional halogen lights.
There are 24 fixed blood donation centres across England and 88 mobile blood collection teams running about 23,000 blood collection sessions a year in communities across England and North Wales. Each year donors give around two million donations of blood.