Welcome to Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes.
During the current Corona Virus pandemic our volunteers continue to support our local NHS teams with our free, volunteer transport service.
We have increased our hygiene capability by using our vans with extra cleaning and sanitising materials alongside careful social distancing at hospital sites.
The safety of our volunteers is paramount as we give our NHS teams the best possible support we can at this time.
We are not able to carry out fundraising activities so if you are able to make any donations towards the running of our volunteer service please see our “how to donate” page.
Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers.
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 meet their transport needs in an efficient and timely manner. Getting to the destination safely is very important.
The group also provides support to the local Air Ambulance, delivering blood each evening for use by the trauma teams at any incident to which they are called.
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 for link to Birmingham Women’s hospital)
What we transport:
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 immediate need to transport an item that will directly benefit 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.