Before LIFELINE became established in it’s own right. Malcolm Peverley, the MD worked as a self employed courier. In 1995 Malcolm, was a motor cycle courier, contracted to a National Delivery service. Seeing his potential and reliability they asked him if he would like to move body parts, but he would have to buy a van. (Obviously a door, wing or bumper bar could not be carried on a motorcycle). This was to be his first taste of the pressures of transplant work.
L I F E L I N E Medical Courier Service
In those days few people cared how items were transported, as long as they got there. Now we have guidelines that ensures that bleed to test times are as short as possible, and organs for transplant are moved in the same manner.
LIFELINE drivers always wear instantly recognisable uniforms, backed up with photographic id. They are required to attend specific courses on blood and specimen transportation, spillage kit application, first aid, defensive driving, moving and handling. All staff have full enhanced DRB
checks, including vulnerable adults and children, carried out on a three yearly basis. And driving licence checks carried out every 6 months.
All LIFELINE vehicles are tracked by the NAVMAN tracking system to allow us to locate your package every step of the way. Each vehicle carries a Biohazard spillage kit, a trolley for those heavy/awkward items, and a safety kit, containing first aid package, warning triangle, window/seatbelt tool, an ice scraper and a fire extinguisher.