Ox Bucks Berks Northants Blood Bikes

Will your next journey save a life?

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Blood Bikes have been around since the 1960’s; Their role – to provide a rapid response transport service carying urgently needed medical items out of hours

SERV OBN receives no Government funding and relies solely on the generous donations from members of the public, corporate sponsorship and fund raising activities.

We provide this service FREE to the NHS

SERV OBN are founder members of The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes;
‘NABB’ was set up to assist start-up Blood Bike groups, agree a set of national standards and provide a single voice to liaise with Government Bodies, Department for Transport, National Blood Service, N.I.C.E., MHRA etc

100% Volunteers

All our staff from Riders & Drivers, Fundraisers & Controllers to the Board of Trustees give their time for free which means 100% of funds raised are used to fund the charity and it’s activties

We have 3 Riders and 1 Driver on call throughout most shifts

A Rider or Driver may cover in excess of 160 miles to carry out a single run –
Not bad on a sunny day…
Not so much a 3am in the pouring rain!

Providing a professional service

SERV OBN prides itself on being a professionaly run organisation;
We understand we have a responsibilty not only to the hospitals and patients who depend on our service but also to our volunteers

Our training program has been developed around the National Occupational Standards

Our Volunteers are trained and assessed to a high standard in all areas including the Handling of Blood & Blood Products, Route Familiarisation and Rider/Driver Training and Assessment.

In addition our Riders/Drivers are also required to hold an advanced riding/driving qualification

Our policies and procedures ensure the safety and wellbeing of our volunteers and also help us to provide a reliable and potentially life saving service

We continually monitor and review our processes and activities to maintain these standards

The fact our service is Free is the bonus rather than an excuse for a poor quality service

Donate

Could you help or support us by making a donation or carrying out a fundraising activity or sponsored event?

Just get in touch through our Contact page or you can donate through our Just Giving page

SERV Ox Bucks Berks Northants Blood Bikes is a Charity registered in England & Wales #1147549