From The Yorkshire Times.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance has started carrying blood on board their helicopters for the first time, enabling critically injured patients to receive transfusions at the scene of accidents or in the air.
The potentially life-saving initiative has been funded through a donation of more than £16,000 from the Henry Surtees Foundation.
The Foundation was founded by motor sport legend John Surtees CBE, following the tragic death of his son Henry, killed aged just 18 whilst competing in a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch in 2009.
Leonora Surtees-Martell, daughter of the late John Surtees said:
“The Henry Surtees Foundation is delighted to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity with a grant of £16,000.
“The service that they provide is vital and something which is continuously developing. The swift medical intervention provided by the Air Ambulance crews, gives patients a far greater chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.”
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