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There are many ways that you can donate to our funds, such as setting up a page over at #JustGiving or downloading one of our sponsorship forms! ❤️ We really appreciate your kindness and support! #SSCBB Find out more here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/donate/
We transport a variety of other urgent medical items in addition to #Blood products, including donated #BreastMilk, which is used to feed premature babies. Find out how you can get involved here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/about-us/

 

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This is amazing, I was a prem baby over 70 years ago and my poor Dad used to cycle to the hospital with Moms milk for me. You all do a wonderful job, thank you. ❤️

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 14 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/

 

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You do a great job, thank you.

And a great job you guys do too..

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/

 

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Proud to be a tiny cog in the wheel of SSCBB

Great group of people, great cause, what’s not to like. Give a little back. 😃👍

More on our FMT delivery today, captured beautifully by our rider Mick B! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Today's FMT sample is on it's way!

Great job👍

Great video x

 

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Amazing, and well done to everyone involved in this

Nice one Mick, purely for managing to get air side. I struggled with a marked RAF police vehicle at Heathrow, even when it was part of my job! No, seriously good job by all involved.👍

Fabulous job by all concerned - I was following the flight on Flight Tracker 24. Best wishes to the patient, let's hope s/he improves

And you got to take the bike air side! Not tempted to do a scene from Top Gun? Congratulations on a job well done. 👍

Excellent teamwork well done to all involved

Brilliant job as always. Well done.xx

WOW WELL DONE EVERYONE AMAZING WORK 🏍👏🏍👍✈

A great job well done!

Brilliant....speaks volumes for commitment and dedication Good luck to the patient and thanks to the volunteers... you are truly magnificent

Fantastic.

Congratulations to everyone involved including the operators too

A great job by all

Your amazing tu for all you do 😇🌟👏🙏

Great team effort 👍

What a great job. Always pushing new boundries xx

Well done Team 👍

Brilliant effort team 👍🏽

Fantastic service 👏👏

Wow ! Just Wow !!!

Awesome well done all involved

Great teamwork .... well done for being part if it.

Brilliant work SSCBB

What amazing work you all do xxxxxxxx

Well done team👍

Awesome

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The 50,000 mile challenge for us is doing amazingly! Now approaching the half way point and over £800 raised already. Keep it up you walkers, runners, cyclists! See https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christina-morgan9

 

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Brilliant news well done everyone

Well done👍🏽

Well done

A few days ago, our rider Dave L was having a coffee on the ambulance parking area at Queen Elizabeth hospital, having just made a delivery to the Med School.
Three young ladies arrived with goody bags, handing them to ambulance crews, and asked if he would like one. They were put together by staff and residents at a local care home as a thank you for the efforts of the paramedics and kindly included us. Our thanks to the care home, unfortunately we didn’t get the name, but they know who they are!Image attachment

 

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All one team of many different units Well done one and all

What a lovely gesture

Still some kindness around. How lovely

How lovely.

How thoughtful...shows we still have some nice people around

Great gesture

Brilliant

Lovely thoughtful gesture x

That’s great

I've just posted this on 'Hit The Ambulance Gamers ' group page, you might find out who the kind people are

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Yesterday our blood bike riders Mike S, Phil S and Steve B were involved in a Covid precautionary operation led by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue. An employee at a Tamworth business was identified as having the South African Covid variant and it was believed that around 50 people largely in the Tamworth area and a few in Lichfield may have been in contact with the individual. All 50 were contacted and had test kits delivered to their homes. SSCBB were called upon to collect the completed tests from the residents’ homes. Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s Director of Health and Care, said: “While the risk of community transmission is very small, we want to proactively test anyone who may have been in close contact with this person so we can help identify if there are any other cases and help break the chain of infection.” We were pleased to be able to support the Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group with this vital initiative. #itswhatwedoImage attachment

 

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So well done, above and beyond, thankyou👍👍

Brilliant!

Great work guys

Well done guys 👏

Well done, great job x

Well done lads

Well done guys, hope you get a well deserved thanks..

Well done xx

Brilliant!

Well done boys 👍

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Thank you to The little Ironbridge Christmas shop for supporting us through their Easter raffle. If anyone wants any tickets please contact them via their post below.WIN WIN WIN

To be in with a chance of winning our Easter raffle and supporting two local charities we are asking for a small donation of £1.00 per entry.

To enter our raffle to win this beautiful Easter basket filled with goodies from The Little Christmas Shop inbox us and we will send you a link. The bundle, which is worth over £60, also includes an Easter bouquet donated by Shelly's Florist Ltd .
We personally will deliver this to you on Easter Sunday. (Telford area)
Also Thank you to Copper Fox for adding a beautiful scented Reed Diffuser to the prize

The two charities are Mind and Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes.

Since this pandemic started last year, there are lots of people struggling with their mental health. Our family know too well how it can affect a person after losing someone close to us. Mind is a mental health charity which supports people in their time of need by listening to them and offering them social opportunities. They also offer support to the families of those who are struggling.

SSCBB are an urgent volunteer service providing transportation of blood products, free of charge, to all NHS hospitals across Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire. They massively helped Andrea's (our colleague and friend) daughter when she was very poorly and needed these vital supplies.
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So many nice people..its so nice to hear..

#OurMission The stated aims of our charity are: 1. To support the #NHS 2. To save the NHS money, which is currently diverted away from direct patient care. 3. To promote a positive image of the#Motorcycling community within wider society. 4. To promote safer riding standards. To find out more about our charity please visit our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/about-us/
Did you know that we also regularly collect milk from donors homes on behalf of the NW Milkbank in Chester? After processing, they then send onto hospitals as and when it is required for premature babies. Today, rider Steve L collected from a donor in Telford and delivered to the bank in Chester.Image attachment

 

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Amazing service..well done guys..

SSCBB rider, Alan L on blood bike Bundy (pictured right), had an early, 6am start this morning as he  took an FMT sample from Med School to Barnsley jct 37 on the M1 where he met Dave Hardcastle (pictured) from White Knights Blood Bikes). Dave then took the sample up to Scotch Corner where Dave Rutter  (EVS Cleveland) took it on to its final destination, Darlington Memorial  Hospital arriving at 0945. Distance 177 miles. Great teamwork, well done all! #itswhatwedo

 

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Well done all.👍

Teamwork at its best

Well done guys

Heroes on two wheels....

Great teamwork guys 👍

Well done to everyone. 👏

Brilliant work - and to the FMT coordinators !

Stay safe guys

Congratulations all, team work always succeeds 👍

Well done to everybody involved

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SSCBB Blood Bike Spirit of Rotary is re-inforcing the message Hands - Face - Space! Spirit, pictured here at Burton Hospital, was funded for us by the Telford Tree of Light.

 

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I wonder where you took my wife's blood today still giving at 80 years 😍

#Shropshire, #Staffordshire and #Cheshire #BloodBikes need your support so that we can continue working with the #NHS to transport blood and related products. You can donate via our ‘Just Giving’ page, please click here: https://www.justgiving.com/ssblood-bikes
With the ever-increasing need for the #NHS to save money but without compromising #PatientCare, the demands upon the #Charity grow each year. SSCBB needs to grow to meet this increasing demand. Find out how you can help here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
Members can continue to show their #Support by ordering official #SSCBB #Clothes! There are 3 ways that you can order, find out more on our website: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/sscbb-clothing/
At #SSCBB we love the work that we do, and we are proud to share it! Across the UK there are groups similar to ours, all operating for the benefit of their local area. If you would like to get involved with our charity, contact us today! - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
A truly inspirational man. Captain Sir Tom Moore. Our condolences to all his family and friends.

 

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Lest We Forget

We currently have 15 liveried blood bikes, situated strategically across the three counties in secure locations, often at fire stations or within hospital grounds. 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 #BloodBikes have names, often associated with a person who has influenced our charity in some way! #SSCBB 🙂 Read the story behind each of our bikes here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/meet-the-fleet/

 

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Very interesting to read the storys/legacys behind the bikes names

Nice pic

We have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions! 🏍 So you now have all you need to know about our charity and how to become a blood biker! #FAQ Take a look here - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/sscbb-faq/
There are many ways that you can donate to our funds, such as setting up a page over at #JustGiving or downloading one of our sponsorship forms! ❤️ We really appreciate your kindness and support! #SSCBB Find out more here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/donate/
We transport a variety of other urgent medical items in addition to #Blood products, including donated #BreastMilk, which is used to feed premature babies. Find out how you can get involved here: https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/about-us/
We are grateful to all our volunteers, past and present and our donors and supporters who have contributed to the success of our charity. Bring on the next 7 years! #itswhatwedo  If you would like to find out more about our charity and the work we do, please visit our website - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/
SSCBB rider Gareth P had an eventful night! At 20.45, he had just picked up urgent blood units from the UHNS, heading for the NBTS in Birmingham when the heavens opened and down came the snow. He had to abort the run and take refuge with blood bike Bundy at County Hospital Stafford. Needless to say, the service was suspended. But the cavalry rallied and  Jeremy C leapt in his car and picked up both the blood units and Gareth and completed the delivery. at 23.15. Well done all including Controller Jacqui C and DCM Chris H. Thats what you call teamwork! #itswhatwedo

 

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👏👏👏👏 amazing service so under appreciated mainly through people’s ignorance of it well done to you all stay safe when out and about

Great work as always.👏

Great work to all you guys x

Well done! Good to see you’re keeping safe - the last thing we need is a blood biker getting injured. (Btw it’s the royal stoke not UNHS any more 😉)

Well done and thank you for all your doing.

My granddaughters is Millie be a name on one of your bikes 👍😍

Awesome work

All heroes

Great job done

Well done, fair play guys 👍

Well done guys

Well done keep up the good work 👍😍

Well done you're all amazing. 💖

Great work guys

Should read bea

Well done team, get the job done. 👍🏍

Top man, great team work

👏🏻 👏🏻

Well done, Team

Great teamwork. Job done ✅

Brilliant work well done all involved

That’s brilliant Gareth top effort. Glad you’re safe and we’ll.

Brilliant teamwork well done 👍

Brilliant team work, the NHS rely on your support 👏👏

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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 14 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/

 

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One of your riders going towards the M54 yesterday after delivery to PRH no doubt... Wonderful people..👏

Our good friend and avid supporter, Christina Morgan is raising funds for us again! She is the niece of Idris Morgan, who raised substantial funds for us before his untimeley death in 2015. We named one of our blood bikes after him - IDRIS. Christina is set on getting you all fit! During the first lockdown Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes covered around 50,000 miles delivering urgently needed blood, breast milk, medical records, and equipment so her challenge is to collectively reach as close to 50,000 miles as we can by spring 2021, that’s the 20th March.
We need as many people joining the challenge as possible, you can walk, jog, run, cycle, swim. There’s an option to purchase trainer tags to keep you motivated, along with a medal when you complete the challenge at the end 🏅.You can get your family, friends, clubs, workplaces involved. See more on the Challenge Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/799685364095145 
And to donate, visit her Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christina-morgan9

 

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What a really nice person..

We look back at 2020, a challenging and busy year for all our members and supporters ⭐ #itswhatwedo  Thank you all 😊  We are a 100% volunteer service transporting urgent medical samples and related products free of charge for our NHS  hospital trusts in Shropshire Staffordshire and Cheshire. These figures represent our activity in 2020.  To find out more about our charity and the work we do, please visit our website - https://ssbbgroup.org.uk/

 

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Well done to our neighbours 😊👏👏

And these figures don’t show the additional commitment represented by team members being on standby in case they are urgently required, including not only riders but controllers, committee members and bike maintenance activities, and not forgetting members preparation time, training commitment and commuting. A fantastic effort all around.

Well done to all of you., 💖

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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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