About Us

Welcome to Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes.

Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes is a registered charity run by volunteers.

The group follows the successful ‘Blood Bike’ model operated across the UK by a total of about 30 Blood Bike groups, many of them affiliated to The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB).

Our Fleet on their first “all together” outing at the end of our Easter Egg Run 2017 from Coalville to Leicester Tigers’ ground

 

Many of our volunteers are keen motorcyclists but being part of the group is not limited only to motorcyclists. We have volunteers who help with fund raising and others who are our telephone controllers.

What we do:
Our volunteers provide a free out of hours courier service to public health bodies in Leicestershire & Rutland between approximately  7pm and 5am Monday to Friday, with 24 hour cover at weekends and during public holidays.
In addition we will collect donated breast milk and transport it to the Womens’ Hospital in Birmingham for processing and subsequent distribution to neo-natal units. (see seperate tab at the top of the page)

We will transport:

Blood, blood products, pathology samples, patient notes, x-rays, patient scans, surgical equipment, donated breast milk – in fact anything where there is an urgent need to transport an item that will directly benefit patient care.

We deliver to a professional standard with the objective of allowing money saved to be re-invested back into direct patient care.

For information on Blood Bike groups generally take a look at the NABB website here or at other blood bike groups from accross the UK.

Check in with us on Facebook and feel free to let us know what you think. You are more than welcome to any of our meetings or events – just come along and say ‘Hello’ and we’ll give you a warm welcome.

 

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Help Us – Volunteer or Donate
We are a charity that provides services completely free of charge to the NHS and other public health organisations, allowing the money saved to be spent improving front line patient care. We have no paid staff and receive no funding from the government or health bodies. We rely entirely on the generosity of our sponsors, supporters and the public.

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