DFW now on call to the Regions Transplant Centres

Written by  Thursday, 18 November 2010 18:33
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Devon Freewheelers has today (18th November 2010) been in conversations with the Transplant Co-ordinators in Exeter and Plymouth and registered the charities details to offer our full Emergency Response Service to the regions transplant centres completely free of charge. Unbelievably they have had to suffer huge costs to transport stocks between donor and recipient and are delighted to now have the option of a free service.

The various Freewheelers throughout the country have been offering this for years and as you will already know, the only counties not having the benefit of the service is Devon and Cornwall. The Executive Committee have been informed and we are all now on standby to these vital centres. All transfers must be moved in the specialist Clinimed boxes which we now have in stock.

A massive supply of the freezer packs are now available and we would urge every rider to keep several of these frozen at all times. The Cool Chain from A - B is absolutely paramount which is why DFW have made the investment in these boxes. HEL Performance in Exeter have proudly sponsored two of the boxes and we (DFW) thank them sincerely.

I would ask all Emergency Response personnel to save the NHS Call out number to their phones as 'DFW Emergency'.  Any organ transfers will involve an immediate response from two riders - who will do the job together.

The reasons for this are to cover all eventualities including (God Forbid!) vehicle breakdown, whereby the back-up vehicle can immediately carry on to the recipient hospital. Everyone please keep a very close eye in the restricted members area for confidential updates. Thank you everyone for your commitment.

Daniel Lavery

Daniel Lavery

Dan is the founder of Devon Freewheelers since the creation of the charity he has worn many hats to ensure the charity has moved forward and evolved with the needs. Dan devotes his time to the charity and somehow finds time to add articles to the site.