Our Fleet

Our area of operation across the counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire cover some 6,543 sq.km and in 2017 our fleet of blood bikes travelled 195,182 miles.

We currently have 15 liveried blood bikes, situated strategically across the three counties in secure locations, often at fire stations or within hospital grounds. The bikes are largely Yamaha FJR 1300s and BMW F800s.

Many of our bikes have been funded by the generosity of organisations, Trusts and companies but the running costs are met by our own fundraising efforts.

All our bikes have names, often associated with a person who has influenced our charity in some way.

Angel
Brewer
Bundy
Gerhardt
Idris
Imogen
Jo
Lille
Mark Mariner
Mark Mason
Millie Bea
Prince Michael
Raven
Spirit Of Rotary
Winnie

What people say about us

“The blood bikes are vital to getting our life saving faecal transplants to critically ill patients with C. dificile infection”

Professor Peter Hawkey, FMT Service Lead, PHE Public Health Laboratory Birmingham

“On a regular basis we need to transport samples urgently, between Shrewsbury and Telford, and also from here in Shropshire to Birmingham and beyond. In the past it has been quite difficult, out of hours, to get those samples moving quickly, so it has made a huge difference to us to be able to rely on blood bikes to get those samples moving for us.”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

“The voluntary service the blood bikes offer us has been instrumental in widening the scope of our FMT service across the country and ensuring costs are a low as possible for the NHS”

Dr Vicki McCune, FMT Service Manager PHE Public Health Laboratory Birmingham

“There is certainly times when the quicker we can get results back, the better the outcome for the patient, so blood bikes are helping to save lives and, at the same time, they are saving the NHS lots of money”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

“We are so grateful to the volunteer riders who give up their time to courier blood products and urgent samples for testing between our hospitals and the regional NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) centre in Birmingham. Every minute counts when it comes to helping seriously-ill and injured patients and being able to call on the blood bikes round the clock helps us to provide safe, effective treatment and transfusions.”

Paula Gardener, Chief Nurse Burton Hospital Trust (covering Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth)

“We very much appreciate all of their efforts and the support they give both SaTH and the wider NHS.”

Debbie Jones, Support Services Care Group Director Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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