On Friday 16th March the Club heard about the work of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes, an urgent volunteer service providing transportation of blood products, for free, to NHS hospitals across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. SSBB transport a variety of other urgent medical items in addition to blood products, including donated breast milk used to feed premature babies. This is achieved using temperature controlled boxes attached to the bikes. Furthermore, they are open to transporting other urgent items such as patient notes, electronic scan information and even small pieces of urgently needed surgical equipment.
The second major tranche of money to be donated from this year’s Tree of Light campaign went to pay for a BMW motorbike for Blood Bikes. At Friday’s meeting the Rotary Club of Wellington presnted a cheque to Blood Bikes so that they had sufficient funds to put the bike on the road.