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Eagle lands major new deal

posted 2 Mar 2009, 14:01 by David Rintoul   [ updated 2 Mar 2009, 14:05 ]

AN independent courier company has secured a major new contract to provide an out-of-hours service for blood delivery to the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

Eagle Couriers, which has 100 staff across Edinburgh and Glasgow, will respond to out of hours work for the SNBTS, which will include taking deliveries of blood and tissue samples to health facilities for testing.

It will also transfer blood test samples between the Edinburgh centre at Lauriston Place and Glasgow's Gartnavel General Hospital.

Richard Beaton, contracts manager at Eagle Couriers, said: "The SNBTS employs its own emergency drivers who take potentially life-saving supplies of blood around the country – and we will be treating our deliveries just as importantly as they do."

Source: The Scotsman

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