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Two patients a week given blood by our crews

96 critically ill or injured patients across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire were given blood by our crews last year – almost two patients a week.  

We were the second Helicopter Emergency Medical Service unit in the country to carry blood on board our vehicles and we’ve given blood to 402 patients since we became an independent healthcare provider in 2018.  

We’ve released the figures to mark World Blood Donor Day on 14th June, and while our paramedics and doctors are on your screens for the latest series of Emergency Helicopter Medics.  

Adam Panter, our Chief Operating Officer, said: 

“The ability to give blood to patients who are bleeding heavily, for example after a road traffic collision, is just one of the hospital-level interventions our expert crew can perform at the roadside, or wherever it is needed. 

“As a charity, every mission is funded solely by the generosity of the public. But we don’t often get to show our supporters the impact of their donations. With Emergency Helicopter Medics back on our screens, our community can see the difference their donations make to someone when the worst happens.” 

Emergency Helicopter Medics is on More4 on Wednesdays throughout June at 9pm, or available on demand on Channel 4

During this series, viewers will see Thames Valley Air Ambulance paramedics and doctors treat patients when they need it most – from a motocross accident and road traffic collisions to a serious fall and a cardiac arrest.  

Every mission is funded solely by the generosity of the public.

Adam Panter, Chief Operating Officer