For decades, City of Hope Cancer Research Center has been pioneering innovative forms of cancer research and treatment in Southern California. From the development of synthetic human insulin to the standardization of the now traditional bone marrow transplant procedure, City of Hope has been at the front of the proverbial class in terms of developing new sources of treatment and research relating to cancer.
One integral aspect of that continual evolution of cancer treatment and research has been and always will be the search for blood donors and the development of blood donation outreach and procedures. Whether it be for transfusions or purely for research relating to leukemia, having continual access to various blood sources has been paramount to City of Hope’s success as a cancer research institute. Indeed, it is so integral that the campus just completed work on its LEED-certified Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center.
However, a physical research center can only go so far in terms of stimulating donations. Almost any blood donation center realizes that having a mobile outreach solution for blood donations is truly a key aspect of blood donation and research, and as such, City of Hope approached USV to create a comfortable, modern, and eco-friendly mobile blood mobile for this very mission.
As always, USV was more than prepared to meet the specifications and unique challenges presented by City of Hope. From the need for five donor beds and two private history consultation areas within two slide-out rooms to the implementation of Green Guard-certified Meganite countertops throughout the unit, USV crafted a inviting-yet-medically-modern environment that ensured comfort for City of Hope’s patients and a sterile, reliable, and decidedly ergonomic environment for its employees and volunteers.
Moreover, USV worked closely with City of Hope to develop a first of its kind donation area expansion system through the use of our seamless extension slide-outs. Where a normal donation space is usually hampered by an almost claustrophobic collection of donation chairs, donors, and medical personnel, USV worked to expand the donation area by way of our slide-outs and expand the available work space within the vehicle. It is a simple concept in execution, but one that has not been implemented within the mobile specialty vehicle industry. As such, one can once again see that USV is working with its customers and partners to innovate in ways that simply haven’t been seen in our industry.
Indeed, it has long been USV’s goals to craft such innovative environments for all of our customers, but in regards to our mobile blood mobile offerings, this unique balance between ensuring comfort for patients while also developing an ergonomic and environmentally friendly workspace represents for us, as a company and a culture, a continually evolving challenge. Moreover, this very challenge has provided us with a sense of ultimate accomplishment by way of the knowledge that our blend of comfort and utility is unparalleled within the mobile specialty vehicle industry.
In closing, please feel free to peruse our various mobile blood donation center offerings and contact us with any inquiries you may have in relation to our crafting a solution similar to that of City of Hope for your hospital, clinic, research center, or university.