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NHS bloodmobile donated to Uganda loaded through Southampton

A much-needed Bloodmobile donated to Uganda by the National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) department has been loaded by SCH in Southampton.

The second hand vehicle was shipped to Durban for onward transit to Uganda on the Hoegh Autoliners vessel Hoegh Tracer after being handed over by the NHS as part of its campaign to encourage blood donation in Africa.

The bloodmobile was among more than 1,000 cars, commercial vehicles and heavy plant loaded on the Hoegh Tracer in Southampton and SCH Director Lee Davis explained: “We were delighted to play our part in this important shipment by the NHSBT which will clearly make a significant contribution to encouraging blood donation in Africa.”

• This operation was supported by Pathfinder Personnel. We are the specialist personnel agency for the Independent Port Handling group, supplying agency staff for locations including Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool and Sheerness. Other companies in the IPH group include Southampton Cargo Handling, Southern Maritime Services and Cruise and Passenger Services.