The Blood Bikes Wales – North West (BBWNW) group transports Pathology Laboratory Samples, Tissue for donor matching, Blood, Human Breast Milk, consumables, instrumentation and many other items totally free of charge for the NHS on special motorbikes.
The approved liveried Blood Bikes, ridden by advanced qualified riders, have covered more than 26,000 miles in very varying types of weather. Some of these items have been transported to other parts of the UK using a very well tried and tested relay system.
Locally, over the last year, utilising daily routine runs of the bikes, more than 52,000 samples have been transferred by BBWNW from Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley, Holyhead to Ysbyty Gwynedd Pathology Lab. enabling the samples from Anglesey residents to be analysed in a very timely manner.
Additionally urgent calls from Penrhos Stanley have been answered to take materials and samples from them to Ysbyty Gwynedd and vice versa.
The Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust recently supported an application from Blood Bikes Wales. Its members approved a donation of £7,560 to help fund the purchase of a brand new bike (pictured).
The new bike will help the Holyhead/Bangor service to continue well into the future. Although the NW group has been operating for less than two years they have very recently found out that they have been shortlisted as one of the final three organisations for the Outstanding Voluntary Contribution Award set up by Betsi Cadwaladr Unitary Health Board.
If you would like to know more about Blood Bikes Wales then the North West group will be at the Anglesey County Show (Aug 14th and 15th) on stand E152 or contact them via www.bloodbikes.wales