Welcome to Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes.
Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers.
The group follows the successful ‘Blood Bike’ model operated across the UK by about 30 other Blood Bike groups, most of them affiliated to The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB).
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. We also use vans so if you are willing to drive rather then ride a motorcycle please get in tuch with us.
What we do:
Our group of volunteers provide a free, “out of hours” courier service to public health bodies in Leicestershire & Rutland between approximately 7pm and 6am Monday to Friday, with 24 hour cover at weekends and during public holidays.
We are not an emergency service but work with the hospitals to fulfill their transport needs in an efficient and timely manner. Getting to the destination safely is very important.
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)
What we transport:
We support the hospital teams with the movement of blood, blood products, pathology samples, patient notes, x-rays, patient scans, surgical equipment, donated breast milk – in fact anything where there is an immediate need to transport an item that will directly benefit patient care.
We deliver to a professional standard with the objective to allow NHS teams to reduce their transport costs and 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
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.
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.
Click here to donate via BT MyDonate.