An example of what our members respond to, free of charge and to professional standards, every month.April's stats are in!
We drove 13,283 miles and completed 213 tasks. Of those runs, 48 included a rendezvous with a second driver or rider and 30 of our tasks were for East Anglian Air Ambulance Chairty.
In total we moved:
120 boxes of blood products
94 litres of donated breast milk
34 Covid 19 samples
5 whole blood
21 red blood cells
8 donated breast milk
All this is achieved with a 100% volunteer service that costs around £4,000 a month to run delivered at no cost to our NHS. Everything we do is a result of the generosity of our supporters. Thank you!
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We had a Facebook memory pop up today from 10 years ago, which we think is still very relevant as blood bikes go from strength to strength and the integration with the NHS continues apace.
SERV OBN were invited to participate in an internal educational session within Wexham Park hospital. The purpose was to demonstrate the hospital's 'Massive Bleed Protocol' to Clinical and other hospital staff. The session took the form of a mock-up operating theatre, complete with patient (dummy) and all the actual staff that would be involved in a real event. Our cameo part was to ride into the theatre bringing the emergency platelets that were ordered from Oxford. Good fun and a humbling experience for me, watching all the professionals at work. Over 200 staff were in the training centre and many of them followed up with lots of questions at our SERV stand we had in the entrance lobby afterwards. One doctor has offered to adopt SERV as her chosen charity for a marathon that she will run later this year. It was very rewarding for us to be treated as part of the team by the NHS staff that use our service. ... See MoreSee Less
When charities work together, great things happen!
We’re so grateful to our big-hearted friends at South West Blood Bikes for the invaluable service they provide to our hospice free of charge, keeping the wheels of our vital service turning 365 days a year. The charity is run entirely by volunteers who combine their love of biking with community spirit, whizzing samples from our specialist unit at Turnchapel to the labs at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust so we quickly know exactly when a patient’s medication needs adjusting. They’re our heroes in helmets!
Chair of South West Blood Bikes Mark Bentley said: “St Luke’s was the first organisation we linked up with to provide our service and will always have a special place in our hearts – not only for that reason but because of its mission helping so many local families. We are all very proud to play our part in supporting the charity.”
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Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes would like to hear from people who are able to become volunteer fundraisers for this vital charity that benefits patients in Yorkshire.
Please get In touch. Even if you can only spare an hour to volunteer for us - we really need people to help us. Hope to hear from you soon.
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We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions! 🏍 So you now have all you need to know about our charity and how to become a blood biker! #FAQ Take a look here - ssbbgroup.org.uk/sscbb-faq/ ... See MoreSee Less