As we head into the weekend, our volunteers have already had a very busy day.
Our North Team have been out fundraising and promoting the charity in Barnstaple.
East volunteer rider Martin W collected urgent bloods from Exeter and headed up the M5 to deliver the samples in Bristol, before returning home.
Fellow East volunteer rider Andy has collected samples from Exeter and has headed up the A303 to meet SERV Wessex - The Blood Runners volunteer rider Kevin at Fleet services. Kevin will then continue the journey with the samples in to London.
Whilst Martin & Andy were out of area, volunteer Paul stepped in and collected samples from the Dialysis Unit in Torbay and delivered them to Exeter.
And in the West area, Volunteer Mark A collected medical equipment from Looe and delivered it into Plymouth, whilst volunteer Neil is collection samples from 7 different locations around Plymouth.
All of this has been coordinated by our fabulous volunteer controllers Pam & Lisa!
All of this is provided by our fantastic volunteers completely free of charge to the NHS.
So if you can, please make a donation to support our charity by text donating using the numbers below.
5SWBB to donate £5 to 70460
10SWBB to donate £10 to 70460
20SWBB to donate £20 to 70460
Thank you ❤️
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#teamworkWhiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bike have today participated in another national relay. Here is Mark from Whiteknight’s South Yorkshire team meeting Chad from Northumbria Blood Bikes.
Another national delivery shared by Bloid Bikes groups as the consignment is transported through their region.
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Yesterday our chairman Kirk was on the delivery rota, but it was such a large delivery that the van V9 was called into action. 10 litres of breast milk was donated, with Kirk covering 60 miles to collect and drop it off.
Kirk was on what we call “the milk run”, and V9 is the closest we have to a milk float.
You may think that Bloodbikes just pick up blood, but we do far more than that, and today was a good example.
Those of us who have had a baby will know that it’s a time when you have many things on your mind to worry and think about, but some mothers also donate milk at this time.
They’re all amazing!
The milk is expressed and collected from various hospitals around the region, or sometimes even from donors homes, and transported to The Milk Bank at Chester. Here it is stored and transported, often by bloodbikes, around the country to neonatal hospitals where newborns are in need of help. This service saves the lives of thousands of little ones around our country and we’re very humbled to meet the mothers who donate and learn of some of their stories.
If you would like to find out more about milk donation you can contact them directly,
Alternatively you can support us in the work we do for them by making a donation at:
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