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).


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.


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.


NBB supports Extension to Blood on Board

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The Great North Air Ambulance Service is starting a car based service on a Friday & Saturday nights to provide emergency cover at busy times when the helicopter doesn’t fly.  The Blood on Board service will be extended to include the car allowing trauma specialists working with GNAAS save even more lives, by delivering emergency blood directly to the scene of life-threatening accidents.

To support the extension of the Blood on Board service, Northumbria Blood Bikes will be delivering an extra cool box on Thursday and Friday evenings.


NBB Reaches 1000 Jobs

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We are proud to announce that we have completed our 1000th Blood run since we started our service in February this year!

The fact that this comes only nine weeks after reaching the milestone of our 500th job is testament to way our service is becoming embedded in the processes of the local NHS Trusts. 

Many thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, riders, drivers and fundraisers, and to the thousands of supporters with their generous donations, who made this possible.



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