The Syddanmark Region in Denmark has purchased an integral 14m Irizar i8 bus designed specifically for blood donation, which will be used in towns across the region.
Irizar said its approach to flexibility, high customisation and adaptability to meet the requirements of our customers had enabled it to design the Blodbussen blood bus, which will be stationed at the Odense public hospital in the evenings and will visit different locations in the south of Denmark during the day to promote and facilitate blood donation in this area.
The vehicle is divided into different areas: a waiting area and place to be interviewed by the doctor, a donation area, a kitchen area and a private area for medical staff. The rear part of the vehicle has four seats for the medical team, as well as a lift for easy access to the vehicle. Blood donor chairs with electrically adjustable positioning have been installed for the comfort and convenience of donors, as well as all the equipment needed for donating blood. Four hydraulic legs have also been installed to stabilise the bus, ensuring optimal working conditions for the medical team.
When in use, the bus will be connected to the hospital electricity network or the local grid, and, for added security the vehicle is equipped with a generator for use in the event of a power failure or faulty connection, allowing the medical staff to continue working as normal.
Similar vehicles have already been produced by Irizar, including two ambulance vehicles equipped with all kinds of medical facilities which in operation in Sweden.