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Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes go live!

Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes (NBB) have made a landmark journey across Nottingham, transporting urgent blood samples for the very first time. Having recently signed an agreement with the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, the local mental health and community service provider, their service went live for the first time today.

Initially covering the requirements of Highbury Hospital near Bulwell, the service will expand in the coming months to cover more of the Trust’s hospitals throughout the County, including Rampton and Lings Bar.

They had already begun working with King’s Mill Hospital to transport donor breast milk for premature babies,

NABB short listed for Charity Awards 2016

The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) is delighted to announce that it has made the short list for this year’s CAF Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. This year the awards involve thirty charities, split into 10 categories with NABB short listed in the Healthcare and medical research category. NABB represents 27 local blood bikes charities around the UK and the work which NABB does supports each of these local groups in providing a professional standard rapid response courier service to NHS hospitals. This service is provided by the local groups free of charge to the NHS and a number of air ambulance charities,

Endurance race raises £15k + for Merseyside & Cheshire Blood Bikes!

A DRAGON boat racing crew from Crosby has raised more than £15,000 for charity after taking on a 128 mile canal challenge.

The Crosby Crusaders, who meet and train every Sunday morning at Crosby Lakeside, travelled the entire length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal across seven days. It is the first time that anyone has ever used this type of boat to travel the length of the canal. Donations poured in for the crew, who took two dragon boats, with the money going to the Merseyside & Cheshire Blood Bikes, which provides a cost free service to the NHS,

Dumfries and Galloway receive funding boost

Over the last month Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes have received £37,250 in grants and funding to boost the service provided to the NHS in Dumfries and Galloway, we have received £22,250 for 2 Yamaha FJR1300 motorcycles direct from Yamaha UK from NHS Dumfries and Galloway Endowment Fund, £12,000 from Morrisons Foundation for a further Yamaha FJR 1300 again direct from Yamaha UK, with a £2,000 grant from Dumfries and Galloway Safety Partnership, this money with the Morrisons money, as well as the purchase of the  motorcycle is to pay for rider training, protective hi viz jackets and video cameras for each bike.