Our Patrons

The charity is delighted to announce that the Lord-Lieutenants of the three counties we serve have all agreed to serve as Patrons.  Mr Ian Dudson CBE KStJ , Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (a Patron since 2016) has been joined by Mr David Briggs MBE, KStJ, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and Anna Turner JP, newly appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire. We are honoured to have their Patronage.

Mr Ian Dudson “I am delighted to be one of the Joint Patrons of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes. Since I took on this role in 2016, I have witnessed the continuing growth of the charity, both in geographic coverage and in numbers of volunteers, in response to the significant increase in demand and call-outs”
Mr David Briggs “This is a very special charity which does vital work – it really does save peoples’ lives. I have been hugely impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm of all the volunteers who I have met.”
Anna Turner “I was delighted to be asked, and quickly accepted the invitation to become the joint Patron of SSCBB. I have absolutely no doubt of the huge benefit and value of this service to our community. It is a credit to the marvellous volunteers involved.”

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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