SSCBB Christmas

Welcome to the SSCBB 2020 Christmas Card – a bit different this year as we have no physical card. The lack of fundraising events and meetings with our supporters were the key sources of our card sales and for covid reasons, these have not been permitted this year.

The great news is that the artist who has designed and painted our previous successful cards (John) has produced a very covid savvy card for us, depicting our riders wearing SSCBB face masks and Father Christmas carrying a box of PPE! I hope you like it as much as we do.

SSCBB Christmas card

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We urge you to download the image and email it to your friends and family in lieu of or as well as your usual Christmas Cards. So important for us is that you also send the link to our Just Giving Virtual Christmas Card page and encourage everyone to make a donation.

Alternatively, why not download the image onto a nice white card and send it as a Christmas Card, putting your personal message on the reverse?

And for the Children – we have a black and white version for them to colour in, just download the image and print it off for them:

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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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