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Youll find us at ASDA Shrewsbury today, a great opportunity to find out about SSCBB and how we serve our local NHS.

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Good to see you earlier ladies 🥰

Excellent social gathering of our members today at Asda, Cannock and a warm welcome from their customers.  Not often we have the three Dave’s together!!Image attachmentImage attachment

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see no, hear no,speak no.

And another  FMT delivery happened yesterday when we once again teamed up with our friends in the Civil Air Support group to transport time sensitive treatment from Birmingham medical school to Cornwall. SSCBB Rider Dave met up with CAS pilot Simon. SSCBB rider Neil was along for a buddy run and was disappointed to be told that not all jobs are as glamorous or sunny as this one. Our thanks go to CAS, Cornwall blood bikes and the management staff at Wolverhampton and Newquay airports for a thoroughly professional operation. Teamwork at its best. #itswhatwedo

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Well done everyone 👍

SSCBB had a busy day yesterday with several time sensitive FMT deliveries. Our rider Chris H collected his delivery from the Birmingham Medical School at 7.30am and had a rendezvous with Andy from Whiteknights blood bikes at Barlborough on the M1. Andy then took the sample to Scotch Corner where he met Kevin from Northumbrian Blood Bikes who completed the delivery to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle on Tyne. Great teamwork between fellow blood bike groups. #itswhatwedo

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Only the best 👍

Well done guys 👍

We are an urgent #VolunteerService providing transportation of #blood products, for free, to #NHS hospitals across #Shropshire, #Staffordshire and #Cheshire. We currently serve a total of 16 hospitals, 2 Hospices, 2 Human Milk Banks and 3 NHS Blood Banks. For more information, take a look at our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/hospitals-we-serve/
On July 6th a rider called Mark Sewell, having been involved in a horrific crash 13 years ago, braved the circuit at Mallory Park once again in order to raise funds for the Masonic Charitable Foundation.  As our supporters know, the Masons have been more than generous to us over the last few years by funding 5 blood bikes for our fleet.  Mark contacted us to ask if we could arrange for the Staffordshire Freemason bike to attend the day at Mallory Park on their stand so the public would learn how they support local and national charities. We were pleased to help and our rider , Adam B. , took the Staffordshire Freemason to show support on the day.  Mark completed the lap on the same Honda CB 500 that he was riding when the accident occurred back in July 2011.  Adam met up with other SSCBB members Jon S. and Alex H. and is pictured with Fuzz Townsend, Henry Cole, and Guy Wilson. Our blood bike colleagues from Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikes also attended on the day.  A good day was had by all!Image attachmentImage attachment

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This is amazing, well done Mark great job 👏

Well done from 'downunder' cousins!

And the legend Alan Millyard

Well done Mark from all the team at Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikes.

Many thanks to the Shropshire • Staffordshire • Cheshire Blood Bikes, Big thanks to Adam who did a fantastic job with helping me put to bed some Demons. It was a great day had by all the team and supporters. Special Thanks to Helen for helping to make this happen.

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Milton Over 60s Club in North Staffordshire requested a talk last year and our Speaker Team member, Graham W. did the honours.  It was lovely to hear from them earlier this year when they requested another presentation from Graham to bring them up to date on the work of the charity. Graham was delighted to visit them again and even more delighted when they presented him with a fabulous donation of £420.30, £250 of which was collected in a huge bottle!!  We are very lucky to have such generous supporters.

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Well done Graham

Today was a special day for North Staffs rider Graham S. Fondly known to members as ‘Scraggy’ and the guy that is always on holiday.  😂  Well, today was a bit of a celebration for Graham. He carried out his 2000th job. A trip on behalf of the Royal Stoke Hospital into Birmingham to the Blood Transfusion Unit.  Graham is pictured with Dave from the pathlab stores at Stoke.  Thanks Graham from all your colleagues. Here’s to the next 2000.

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You mr Graham Scraggy …. Are an absolute star ⭐️ …. One of the loveliest people (and stokey!) u could wish to meet !! Rain hail and the rarity of sun … u never let anyone down ! Well done u ! Xxx

Well done Graham, a amazing achievement mate

Well done Graham, brilliant achievement 👏👏👏

Well done Scraggy fantastic achievement 🫡

Very well done Graham,you are star 🌟!

That is a fabulous achievement. Great job, you are a star 🌟

Brilliant, thank you for all that you do.

Well done Graham!!! I wish I’d known when we had a brew 🤪

Well done Graham, what a fantastic achievement 👏👏

Huge respect Scraggy. Looking forward to catch up in the future when I'm coming out of the other side.

Well done that man 👏

Amazing mate, well done

Well done that man!! ❤️😁👍

Well done!

Well done 👏

Fantastic, Probably need a holiday 🥰

Nice one Graham 👍

Well done mate

Nice one Graham!

Top job to all the blood bikers 👍

Some folk get an MBE for prancing about on a stage, kicking a football, or just being a rich knob. Now if ever an award were more deserved.........Just saying.

Great job Scraggy

Brilliant mate!!!!

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At every point of every day, #SSCBB operates 6 shifts, totalling to 7800 shifts per year! These shifts are split into: 1300 controller shifts 📞 5200 rider shifts 🏍 1300 committee shifts 👥 If you would like to get involved with our #charity, as part a controller, rider, or part of the committee contact us or find out more here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/join-us/
Youll find us today at the Ellesmere Classic Car Show and Im reliably informed that the sun is shining and our stand is next to the ice cream van. What more could you ask for?

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Perfect positioning I would say. Have a good day

I'm in Castle Douglas, they have a new bike. This is their entrant into the local Soap Box derby.

Yesterday the Cheshire team were at Tarporley village carnival, and we were asked to lead the parade down to the carnival site. Phil B took pole position on “Curzon” and is pictured, ready to go after some advice about slow riding from his family !!! Thankyou all in Tarporley for visiting our stand and chatting to us.

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Always great to see the family behind our rider's as they are part of our team. We'll done Phil.

Phil Barnett still got matey

Nice one Phil

A very special day today, started at 5am when Branston Golf Club Captains Bev and Paul started their final fundraising push  - a marathon 24 mile walk to be followed by 24 holes of golf back at Branston Golf Club. SSCBB and our fellow blood bike group Derbyshire Blood Bikes are joint recipients of their fundraising efforts  - a target of £24,000, enough to buy a new bike for each group. We wish the Captains a hugely successful day. 
If you’d like to show your support for them and us, you can donate on line and help them reach their target.
https://www.paypal.com/donate?campaign_id=WCQZBMGEWUWQS

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We at Derbyshire Blood Bikes are one of the other groups involved in this.

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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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