Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikes

Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikes

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  • Health and well being / research and care

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Our group of volunteers provide a free, “out of hours” courier service to public health bodies in Leicestershire & Rutland between approximately  7pm and 6am Monday to Friday, with 24 hour cover at weekends and during public holidays.

We are not an emergency service but work with the hospitals to meet their transport needs in an efficient and timely manner.  Getting to the destination safely is very important.

The group also provides support to the local Air Ambulance, delivering blood each evening for use by the trauma teams at any incident to which they are called.

In addition we will collect donated breast milk from donting mothers in Leicestershire and Rutland and transport it to the Womens’ Hospital in Birmingham for processing and subsequent distribution to neo-natal units. (see seperate tab at the top of the page for link to Birmingham Women’s hospital)

We will transport blood, blood products, pathology samples, patient notes, x-rays, patient scans, surgical equipment, donated breast milk – in fact anything where there is an immediate need to transport an item that will directly benefit patient care.


We cover the two counties of Leicestershire and Rutland, operating “out of hours” at night time and weekends

Leicestershire and Rutland covers approximately 979 square miles with a population of around 1 million. Many trunk roads pass north-south and east-west through our counties, so we are well positioned to help neighbouring blood bike groups as needed.

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