Welsh Charity Awards 2019 – finalist

Welsh Charity Awards 2019 – finalist

We are delighted to discover that Blood Bikes Wales is a finalist for Organisation of the Year in the Welsh Charity Awards 2019. This is a result of the hard work our volunteers have put in over the last year in helping our NHS, the 1,000s of jobs and calls that we...
It’s not just blood – You have ‘Miracle Bikes’

It’s not just blood – You have ‘Miracle Bikes’

I don’t know about ‘Miracle Bikes’ but that was the term used by a lady who called our enquiry line recently.  Her husband had been taken into hospital with a suspected infection.  The next morning he was starting his treatment.  The sample that...
It’s not just blood – Will it fit in a top box?

It’s not just blood – Will it fit in a top box?

We do on occasion get asked to carry some unusual items, often we have no idea what they are for apart from the fact that they are medical and they’re important. As a controller I’ve been asked if a bike can carry odd items and as a rider myself my main...
One Team, One Goal

One Team, One Goal

Sunday 8th September saw members of the charity gather in Llandrindod Wells for our AGM. It was a time to reflect on the progress of our charity and the contribution we have made to our NHS over the past 12 months. The images below are taken fr om our annual report...
New Powys service gets rubber on tarmac

New Powys service gets rubber on tarmac

It’s happened!! Our first Powys call out!! Adhoc call to deliver an urgent sample to a major hospital for diagnosis. Congratulations to our newest area – it has been months of hard work by many to get Powys operational and now it is paying off!...
See, THIS is what I was talking about

See, THIS is what I was talking about

Milk Rider Tony was waiting for his 1st ever job & was tasked to collect donor milk in the South & courier to Mid Wales. North Rider Keith would RV & deliver it to @ABankForLife in Chester. An urgent request to deliver milk to Cardiff came in. 6 1/2 hours...

It’s not just blood – Bringing it home to us

Rarely do we meet the people we help but earlier this year, Jaxson was born 10 weeks prematurely in the Royal Gwent, Newport.  Now Jaxson just happens to be the grandson of Darren and Tracey, members from our East area (Darren is area rep) which covers Aneurin Bevan...

No, but I know someone who does

When we are at collections and PR events we are often asked ‘Do you carry organs?’  The answer is no, we do not.  Our bikes and boxes are regularly tested to ensure they keep biological material at the correct temperature to ensure it is fit for purpose...
Powys goes live

Powys goes live

After many months of training and preparation we are delighted to announce that on 1st September our Powys area, based at Llandrindod Wells, went live with their service to our NHS. A massive thanks goes to all the new Powys members for their patience and enthusiasm...