Supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society... it’s what we do 🤕Earlier this week, we received a call from our friends at SERV Wessex - The Blood Runners who had an urgent sample that needed to be taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children's Charity👶🏻🏩🧚🏻
Rider Chris Butler was available and jumped on marked bike, Mason to meet the Wessex rider, pick up the sample and continue the sunny journey into London. ☀️🏍
We were pleased to be a part of this job. All of the jobs we do are important, but when we know that the run helps a child in need, it is always extra special. 🥰👧🏼👦🏽 . . . . . #servsl #servsl40years #bloodbikes #GOSH #greatormondstreet #greatormondst #urgent #itswhatwedo #joinus #volunteer #bloodrunners #nabb #risingtothechallenge #nhs #bloodcars #donormilk #volunteers #medical #notjustbikes #getinvolved #keyworkers #bloodservice #fundraising #joinus #dosomethingamazing #team999 #bekind #everydropsavesalife #everydropcounts #teamworkmakesthedreamwork ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that blood bikes provide support to 16 air ambulances across the UK?
It’s great to see the results in action! Well done to Cornwall Air Ambulance and Cornwall Blood Bikes for this impressive outcome. 👏For the first time ever, Cornwall Air Ambulance is now carrying blood on board the helicopter, giving the critical care team the option to start emergency transfusions before a patient even reaches the hospital.
Within just three days of the service launching, 17-year-old Zack received an emergency transfusion on the roadside following a serious road traffic collision at St Tudy, which left him with life-threatening injuries.
Zack is the first person to benefit from the lifesaving intervention, thanks to a new partnership between Cornwall Blood Bikes and Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. Read more here: bit.ly/3pSTxXx... See MoreSee Less
This takes me back to my Career in Critical Care, it's great to see this story a little known Fact that Cornwall is the First Air Ambulance in the UK and l was at the launch and first Flight to Harrogate Ambex in April 1987 mostly covering Derriford Hospital and the Scilly Isles. I now serve as DC for Bloodbikes Manchester.
Human donor milk transport has been part of our range of services for more than 10 years, supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society. It’s what we do 😎Earlier this week, rider Steve and 'Speedy' visited Kingston Hospital to collect a donation of breastmilk to be delivered to the Neonatal unit St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 🏩🥰
The donations, from two amazing mummies who's babies were being looked after at Kingston, were about 8 litres each! Steve waited at a safe distance, whilst Sarah packed up the huge order, realising that it was definitely going to take two runs! 🏍🍼
The milk was was gratefully received by the lovely Danielle and Tracy at the other end, to be prepared for the precious babies who will need it. 👶🏾👧🏼
After 4 hours on the road....Steve got home...forgetting to pick up the one thing he had to remember on his own shopping list....MILK! 🥛🙈🤣 ... See MoreSee Less
Great teamwork 👍Volunteer Blood Bikers / Support Vehicle Drivers Derek Duffy, Jim Shields, James Shields and Bernard McEvoy providing a Cross Border service to NNU’s on the Island of Ireland. With the incredible support of our partnered Blood Bike Groups. Where the only Human Milk Bank HMB is based in Ireland @ the South West Acute Hospital SWAH Enniskillen.
Blood Bike Groups that linked up this week are: Cu Chulainn Blood Bikes - CCBB, Community Rescue Services Blood Bikes - CRSBB, Blood Bikes South East - BBSE, Blood Bikes South - BBS and Blood Bikes East - BBE. It is only with this collaboration in delivering Human Milk to Neonatal Intensive Care Units NNICU and the collection of Donor Human Milk from Donors can be completed.