Highland & Islands

Blood Bikes

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

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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. 

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Donate

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

Donate online or by cheque
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Running costs

Donate towards specific items such as fuel, tyres, insurance

Sponsorship

Become an H&I Blood Bikes Sponsor
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Blood Bike

Help to buy and maintain the bikes
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Get Involved

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

Controllers

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.

Riders

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.

Sponsors

If you’d like to support HAIBB through sponsorship, please contact us for more information.

Fundraisers

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.

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Blog

All the latest news and updates
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…
Asda Tain
Fundraising Event Fundraising day at Asda store in Tain. And our thanks go to Sean at Asda for making this possible and also to the people of Tain and surrounding area…
Scotmid Co-operative
Community Grant of £500 A massive thank, you to Jason Scobbie, Manager of Scotmid, Munlochy for presenting a £500 cheque from the Scotmid Co-operative Community Grant to Sharon Crabtree, Fundraising Officer…
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Register as a Volunteer