Cord blood samples – UN3373: Locations across the UK to tissue storage bank…

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Shipment: Small cord blood sample kit; 1kgs, 32cm x 20cm x 10cm
Consignor: Parents of new born children
Point of Origin: Various NHS and private hospitals across England, Wales and Scotland
Destination: Stem cell bank, South East of England
Distance: 15 - 590 miles / 24 - 949 KM
Transit Time: 1 - 12 hours


One of Britain’s largest stem cell banking services turned to SpeedLink to improve customer experience, minimize staff overtime and directly reduce shipment costs. This has been highly successful with close to 1000 shipments completed from points across England, Wales and Scotland. Lab staff overtime has been reduced, and user experience has improved with parents able to call SpeedLink direct to book collections; delivery costs have also been markedly reduced as a result of using our same day courier services. A 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service is in place to respond to collection requests within two hours of booking for cord blood samples to be forwarded to the lab within 24 hours of birth. To date, every single collection has arrived on an urgent, same day special medical courier service within deadline.