Talks

We Love to Talk!!

Our Speaker Team will probably deliver over 160 talks this year with bookings still being requested.

Groups of individuals ranging from WI Groups, Probus, Rotary, Freemasons, Over 60’s clubs, Motorcycle groups and many more will have listened to a member of the talks team and, hopefully, share their new knowledge with family and friends thus raising awareness of the work carried out by the blood bike charities.

2019 sees 60 plus talks already booked but with 30 speakers located throughout the three counties we serve we can easily accommodate more requests. So, if you belong to an organisation who require speakers at their meetings then please contact us and we will be delighted to make the necessary arrangements. In addition, if a booked speaker is obliged to cancel, we would do our best to fill in at short notice.

We don’t charge for our talks nor do we charge travelling expenses but we very gratefully accept donations. A cuppa is always welcomed and some speakers are very partial to a slice of cake!!

If you would like to know more please contact our Speaker Team Co-ordinator Helen Bundy at

talks@ssbbgroup.org.uk

Please provide a contact telephone number and Helen will telephone you to make the arrangements.

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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