Highland & Islands Blood Bikes (HAIBB) provide an out of hours service at no cost to the NHS, ensuring the limited resources of the NHS can be used where it makes a difference.
Outside normal office hours, the NHS relies on taxis or couriers to transfer urgent medical supplies, test samples and emergency medical equipment between hospitals and other healthcare site. This incurs significant costs to our local NHS.
As a charitable organisation, run completely by volunteers, HAIBB is totally dependent on donations and sponsorship. All of our members are volunteers and receive no recompense for their time or out of pocket expenses.
As well as saving money, we can help free up hospital beds by providing a delivery service for some patient supplies, allowing patients to go home earlier in the day.
Here are some of the ways the volunteers are helping to give back to our community.
Transporting urgently required samples and equipment.
Home delivery of patient supplies, allowing patients to go home earlier and freeing up beds.
Collecting and delivering breast milk from donors.