Great North Air Ambulance Scheme 'saved lives'

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From the BBC News website:

Eighteen lives have been saved as a result of air ambulances carrying blood on board, the charity has said.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS), which covers the North East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire, started the scheme in January 2015.

Since then, medics have performed 60 transfusions, a third of which were deemed to have been of critical importance to survival.

Many others have had their outcomes improved by having the intervention.


Do you like talking?

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If you do, and you have a little spare time on your hands occasionally at a weekend, read on. We are looking to actively recruit a team of specialst fundraising volunteers. You will attend specific events, where a blood bike / car / exhbition trailer will be present and engage with the public. All of our volunteers are in 'uniform' for these events. If you would like to learn more about this, have a look at the role description.


Thank You, Mr.Foster!

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Just a quick "Thank You" to a Mr. Paul Foster, who took a taxi which just so happened to be driven by a Northumbria Blood Bikes volunteer. After hearing about the work we do, he was kind enough to make an on-the-spot donation to us! Very kind of you..... Your taxi Driver was a certain Mr. Gary Annan, who has volunteered with us since we first started. Hopefully his taxi will be the only service you'll ever need him for, but if you're ever in a hospital and in need of urgent blood, it may just be the same fella who delivers it by blood bike!

Dobbies brighten our day

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We finish this week with excellent news. We are delighted to announc that Dobbies Garden Centre in Ponteland have announced that we are to be their 'Charity of the Year'. We will be developing a close relationship with them over the coming year, visiting the store regularly. Watch this space for more information on this wonderful news.


NBB March Open Meeting

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This months open meeting on Tuesday 15 March @ 19:30 is held at the Sunderland Minster Church, location details below

Easy parking in the Bridges multi story 500 yards from the minster.

short walk fron Metro, University, Park Lane and Sunderland Station

Tea, coffee and biscuits (if I remember)


Galaxy Hot Chocolate vote win

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Northumbria Blood Bikes is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund. After a mere 3 days of voting we received news from GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund that we had been successful in gaining enough votes to be selected as recipients of the £300 donation. Thank you to everybody who helped us with this vote.

Accident on A69 - Fri 15th January

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Northumbria Blood Bikes regret to announce that one of our volunteers was involved in a road traffic accident at approx 19:00 this evening, while on active duty on the A69 Eastbound near Ovingham. The rider was treated at the scene and taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle. They have a broken clavicle and a broken elbow, together with multiple minor injuries, but is expected to make a complete recovery.


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