Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes is a charitable organisation set up by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites in South West Scotland and sometimes beyond.
Outside normal office hours, the NHS relies on taxis or couriers to transfer urgent medical supplies or test samples between hospitals and other sites. Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes is dependent purely on charitable donations, and run entirely by volunteers who receive no compensation for their time or costs. The Blood Bike service is provided free of charge, ensuring the limited resources of the NHS can be used where it makes a difference.
If you would like to help us, there are lots of ways you can get involved, and it’s not all about riding a bike! As well as riders, we need volunteers in the form of controllers and fundraisers too. Volunteers are also very welcome to come and help out at Awareness Days, talks and on the stand at the many shows we attend throughout the year. If you are interested in helping us, please look at our ‘get involved’ page or get in touch via our ‘Contact Us’ page. We’d love to hear from you.
As a Charity, we rely on the support and generosity from donations and also through sponsorship and fundraising. If you would like to donate securely online, you may do so using our ‘Donate Here’ link. Any amount will be gratefully received and will go towards helping us to deliver this vital service to the NHS. If you would like to sponsor us, please use our ‘Contact Us’ page to get in touch.
Finally, we are grateful to The National Association of Blood Bikes for their on-going invaluable support and advice. For more information about The National Association of Blood Bikes, go to www.thenabb.org.uk