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Mobile blood-collection unit

Mobile blood-collection unit

History

The first special purpose vehicle made in Bolechowo - a mobile station for blood collection based on a coach, rolled out of the factory in 1996.  His successor is an electric bus adapted to blood collection.

History

World’s first

The world’s first mobile blood donation center in an electric bus - the Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE electric – was presented in 2018.

The electric bloodmobile was designed and built in a way that allows holding blood donation campaigns without interruption in city centers, shopping malls, sports halls, i.e. in venues where conventional vehicles - i.e. with a normal combustion engine - for blood donation cannot be used. Boasting an electric drive of 160 kW and batteries with a capacity of 160 kWh, the bus ensures a fully emission-free operation mode even with regard to heating or air-conditioning, as well as when all devices on-board are operating.

World’s first

Individual interior configuration

The first fully emission-free bloodmobile has been produced for the Regional Blood Donation Centre (RCKiK) in Katowice. The Solaris Urbino 8.9 LE electric resembles a standard bus from the outside, but it has been adjusted to the needs of blood donation and storage. In line with the requests of RCKiK in Katowice, the manufacturer has equipped the bus with two specialist mobile blood donor lounges, a doctor’s office, a reception area as well as a small catering area.

On the day of its première, the vehicle won an award at the International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG.