Blood Bikes wales is an enthusiastic group of people that are keen to make a difference. Most of them are riders who aim to use their time, skills and enthusiasm to help the NHS in Wales.
The National Health Service use their own transportation system to move vital supplies of blood, plasma, documents and other items between hospitals during the day on Mondays to Fridays. Between the hours of 7pm and 7am on weekends, on bank holidays and weekdays, the regular system used to stop , and the NHS in Wales used the ambulance, police, taxis and couriers to carry the vital supply of blood.
This is where Blood Bikes Cymru come in, their volunteers provide the National Health Service in Wales with out of hours transport, saving money which can then be used for front line patient care. Blood Bikes Wales also provides an interim service in some areas with a week night service in three areas
The service they provide is free of charge and operates between the hours of 7pm on a Friday evening until midnight on Monday morning including bank holidays (even Christmas day!)
Blood Bikes Wales work with in partnership with six NHS trusts in Wales: Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (Swansea), Cwm Taf University Health Board (Merthyr Tydfil, Llantrisant) Hywel Dda (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (Wrexham and Bangor) and Powys Teaching Health Board (Ceredigion, Newport, Swansea).
Blood Bikes Wales is a member of Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes which shares our quest to provide a reliable, free, high quality service to health trusts throughout the country.
Their meetings are held in the following areas of Wales; Aberystwyth , Gorseinon, Pontyclun, Cwmbran, Bangor, Wrexham and Narberth.
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