We are a group of volunteers, formed in 2012, who try to make a difference by helping our Local NHS. Lots of us are Motorcyclists, but we also have volunteers who don’t ride bikes.
We provide this service to the NHS for FREE to help reduce NHS transport expenses, Thereby allowing these funds to be used to improve patients treatment etc.
It is all down to our small army of loyal volunteers and everyone who supports us for helping us achieve our goal.
Our “VOLUNTEERS“ include Riders, Dispatchers and Fundraisers. The Riders are full motorcycle licence holders with at least 24 months riding experience, with a clean licence and no accidents, a number of our riders are also ‘Advanced’ riders with IAM or ROSPA qualifications, and they undergo regular reviews of their skills.
Our fantastic Volunteers don’t just give up their time to serve the community and potentially save lives. FOR FREE. they also pay for their own fuel, and put many many miles on their beloved motorcycles – ALL FOR FREE! They do this in the knowledge that they will probably never meet the beneficiary and that the same person will probably never know of the Blood Biker service nor that it played any part in their recovery.
90% of the donations are directed into the maintenance of the operation.
The NHS locally spends tens of thousands of £££’s in each hospital. Even hundreds of thousands of £££££’s across both Merseyside & Cheshire every year transporting Blood, urine, or other tissue samples for analysis by pathology and microbiology laboratories during normal working hours & out of hours by Taxi!
MCBB use liveried motorcycles fitted with rack’s so that we can take the largest insulated box with ease. To transport the above products all in accordance with regulation UN3373. Which is designed to protect the products/samples. We also transport X-Rays, scans and CD-ROMs, Patient notes, Frozen breast milk. Plus Any other medical items or small pieces of medical equipment such as syringes and cannulas.
Why not come and join us. You can make a difference too.
As a charity we rely solely on donations from the general public.
Each penny donated to Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes is used to improve our services. Whether that be additional training for our Volunteers, more liveried motorcycles or simply putting fuel in the tank. Not one single member of Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes takes a penny for their involvement.
We would love to attend and support any events that our held in our honour.
If you would like support on promoting your event please get in touch with our social media and PR team. If you’ve already held your event, and have some pictures you would like to share, please do! We love to see what you’ve been up to [email protected]
If you think you can help, come and join us.
You don’t have to be able to ride a bike, although we constantly need riders, you can join us as a Controller, which basically means you stay at home and receive re-directed calls from any of our Hospitals.
Or you can join us as a Fundraiser.