Volunteers from Blood Bikes Wales were in Cwmbran town centre today collecting donations. Click on the audioboo below to listen to Darren Fennell talk about the service. Click here if you can’t see the audioboo box below. Scroll down to see some photos.
You can ‘like’ them on Facebook by clicking here. Here is some info from the Blood Bikes Wales website where you can find out more and also make a donation. Text ride07 and £2/ £5 or £10 to 70070 to donate now.
We are an enthusiastic group of people keen to make a difference. Most of us are riders and we aim to use our skills, time and enthusiasm to help the medical system in Wales by carrying items between facilities out of hours.
The NHS needs to carry a large number of items between hospitals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During the day they use their own system of drivers and vehicles. Between 7pm and 7am during the week and 24 hours over the weekend and on bank holidays their system stops. During these times the NHS in Wales uses the police, the ambulance service, taxis and couriers to carry blood, samples, documents and many other items between hospitals. This is where Blood Bikes Wales comes in.
Our service saves lives. We will be, once up and running, incredibly good value for money: each pound we receive we will save the NHS at least five pounds.