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Why I volunteer by William Deacon

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Why I volunteer…

“I first heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes when I was looking to link up with Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists, as we had just moved back into the area after living in North Wales for the past 20yrs. I saw the link between them and NBB and as I was due to retire I thought 'that would be worth volunteering for. That was in January 2016.

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Why I volunteer by Wilf Moralee

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Why I volunteer...

“I joined Northumbria Blood Bikes as a volunteer rider in 2015; after I found out about the charity when they were fundraising at Sainsbury’s in Durham. I love riding, and thought this was a good way to combine that with giving something back. Other than driving I’ve done every aspect of our roles. I try to do a bit of everything for the charity, time permitting, and hope to do my advanced driving at some point to get the full toolset.

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Why I volunteer by Andy Webb

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Why I volunteer...

“I heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes via their website. I had previously been looking into assisting another group (SERV OBN) before taking up a new job in Northumberland. I saw it as an opportunity to do something to help in the community, while indulging my passion for riding motorbikes!

I’m a rider at the moment, although I have also completed coordinator training in the past.  I also assist with fundraising where I can (and where I’m not needed for an operational shift).

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Why I volunteer by Nigel Barlow

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Why I volunteer…

“I can't remember how I first heard about Northumbria Blood Bikes. I had been trying to get involved with the service for quite a while, (feeling sure that the North East must have something similar to other areas), before eventually stumbling upon Northumbria Blood Bikes. I must have been using the wrong search engine.

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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.

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