Welcome to Blood Bikes Scotland
Blood Bikes Scotland are a dedicated team of volunteer motorcyclists, who commit their time to provide a service for NHS Lothian, Fife & Borders. The service, offered free of charge as an alternative to taxis or couriers as a way of ‘giving something back’. We deliver small urgent items including blood samples, donor baby milk, equipment, medication that are urgently required to be transported within the community and beyond.
This group is an independent charity affiliated to the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB).
Blood Bikes Scotland has been campaigning with Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the Borders General Hospital since 2014. The official Service Level Agreement was signed In February of 2017 after a 3 month trial run with various samples and specimens.
Including the trial period Oct -Dec 2016, the initial launch started with weekend cover only and has progressed to a 7 day service. From August 2017 Blood Bikes Scotland has answered close to 1000 calls and are projecting within 12 months to save in excess of £30,000 for the NHS.
Following on from our first major sponsor donation from Carole Nash Insurance Brokers in 2015 which resulted in a £6,000 cheque and the purchase of a Honda Pan European 1300 bringing the fleet up to 3 bikes. In June too 2017 Blood Bikes Scotland were the chosen charity for the Morrisons Foundation Grant and received a cheque for £20,000, this has allowed Blood Bikes Scotland to purchase two new BMW bikes. We are now the proud owners of an R1200RT and a C Evolution Electric Scooter.
Current hours of service are Lothian Monday – Friday 18:00 – 20:00 and Saturday & Sunday 08:00 – 16:00. Borders cover is 24 x 7 including 7pm to 7am on call.
Borders Out of hours:- 0300 8000115 / Borders working hours:- 0845 8751551
Lothians Out of hours:- 0300 8000116 / Lothians working hours:- 0845 8751661
Fife Out of hours:- 0300 8000117 / Fife working hours:- 0845 8751771
Blood Bikes Scotland
#Working in partnership with NHS