RAPAID is the emergency bandages charity that aims to make military-grade emergency bandage kits available in public places, enabling those present on the scene to stop the bleed in the event of an accident, incident or terror attack. Now installed in taxis in five UK cities, and at a number of visitor attractions, RAPAID kits have the potential to save lives by enabling anyone to intervene with simple to use equipment in the vital minutes before the emergency services arrive.
The charity came to Openhouse to manufacture the bags used to contain the emergency bandage kits, which include sealed, sterile bandages, surgical gloves, and laminated instructions. We were able to offer them two sizes of kit, each in robust, waterproof, zippable bags, with full branding, which keeps the contents clean and in pristine condition, ready for deployment if they are ever needed.
While RAPAID gives the kits to taxi drivers and public places free of charge, the charity also wanted a means by which companies and private individuals could purchase a kit, with the purchase price going back into the charity’s funds as a donation to enable the manufacture or more kits for public locations. Consequently, in addition to manufacturing the kits, Openhouse is also the distributor, listing the kits for sale on our website and providing an end-to-end manufacture, supply, sales and fulfilment service for this great cause.
Alex Chivers, co-founder of RAPAID comments: “Openhouse have provided us with a standard of product that you would expect to find in a professional healthcare environment, along with a service that means we can operate the charity efficiently to get the kits to where they are needed. It’s important that the bandages are in good order if they are ever needed, and the product we have from Openhouse holds everything securely in place while protecting the contents from harm.”