Highland & Islands

Blood Bikes

Anyone can help
You don’t need to ride a bike to volunteer with Blood Bikes


about Us

Highland & Islands Blood Bikes is a charitable organisation set up by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites across the Highlands & Islands of Scotland and sometimes beyond.

Outside normal office hours, the NHS relies on taxis or couriers to transfer urgent medical supplies or test samples between hospitals and other sites. Highland & Islands Blood Bikes is dependent purely on charitable donations, and run entirely by volunteers. The Blood Bike service is provided free of charge, ensuring the limited resources of the NHS can be used where it makes a difference. 



There are lots of ways that you can help us to make a difference.
Just Give

Donate online or by cheque

Running costs

Donate towards specific items such as fuel, tyres, insurance


Become an H&I Blood Bikes Sponsor

Blood Bike

Help to buy and maintain the bikes


Get Involved

You don't need to be able to ride a bike get involved


The unseen heroes of our team who organise hospital runs and contact the on-call riders. They liaise with hospitals and riders/drivers, are quick thinking at 3am in the morning and are able to keep calm under pressure. If you have a confident telephone manner and you think you can help, please get in touch.


As a Highland & Islands Blood Bike rider, someone may be reliant on a product you are transporting, therefore professionalism and safety is hugely important. To ride our bikes you must be over 25 (for insurance purposes) and hold a current advanced riding qualification. You must have no more than 6 penalty points on your driving licence (inclusive of any pending convictions or fixed penalties) and will be required to sit an assessment ride with us before becoming part of our team.


With the long-awaited project set to become fully operational in March, the group has celebrated a £2500 grant from not-for-profit enterprise, the Maximus Foundation UK, towards the cost of one of its two motorcycles which has has been named Maximus in a gesture of appreciation. The other motorcycle is still waiting to be named. Anyone wishing to be a sponsor can do so for six or 12-month periods.
Have your name on the other motorcycle by
contacting us here at info@haibloodbikes.co.uk
or telephone us on 0843 289 7577


HAIBB relies on charitable donations to carry out its work. We are always looking for ways to raise funds in order to keep providing our vital services. If you have experience in fund-raising or charitable work and would like to give your time (no matter how little) to our great cause, we would be delighted to hear from you.

General Support

There is always lots of work to do and any support you can provide is very much appreciated. So many different roles within HAIBB that require volunteers to help out with, ie Admin,fleet,operations & training. If you feel you can spare a few hours you can check out the role descriptions by clicking below



All the latest news and updates
Asda Green Token Scheme
Massive thank you, to all Asda customers in Inverness for voting for us with the Green Tokens. HAIBB are very proud to accept a cheque for £500 from Helen Robertson &…
Jacobite MCC & Twisted Pistons
Big thank you to Jacobite MCC for the £300 donation from there recent Rock Nightand a massive thanks to Twisted Pistons for there generous donation of £700 all presented at the…
Dounreay Community Relations Department.
Our chairman Jeremy Richardson being presented with a lovely donation of £500 by Dawn Clasper of the Dounreay Community Relations Department. Many thanks from all at Highland & Islands Blood Bikes.
Dounreay Communities Fund
Huge thanks go out to Dounreay Communities Fund for their generous donation of £500 to HAIBB. Thank you from everyone here Highland & Islands Blood Bikes
British Transport Police
British Transport Police Federation Another huge thank you goes to the British Transport Police Federation, who generously have made a donation to the value £600. All of us here at Highland…

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