We're thrilled to announce an amazing collaboration that's going to make a world of difference! Norfolk Blood Bikes and Norfolk Triumph have teamed up, and it's a partnership that we're super proud to shout about!
Norfolk Blood Bikes are dedicated to delivering essential blood, plasma, platelets, samples, vaccines, and any other urgently required medical items to hospitals in Norfolk 24/7, ensuring patients get the care they need when they need it.
These dedicated individuals at Norfolk Blood Bikes are the unsung heroes of our community, ensuring that crucial medical supplies reach hospitals without delay, every day and night including Bank Holidays. Their commitment to saving lives is nothing short of inspiring.
We've proudly loaned them one of our Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Pros, to aid in their life-saving missions. With the enhanced capabilities of the Triumph Tiger 1200, we hope that this will be a positive step forward for the Norfolk Blood Bikes.
Our team at Norfolk Triumph will be there every step of the way, providing maintenance and support to keep the bike running at its best. It's the least we can do to help them in their crucial mission.
We're incredibly honoured to be a part of this partnership and look forward to making a positive impact in our community alongside Norfolk Blood Bikes. Stay tuned for updates, as we work together to make a difference.
To find out more about the Norfolk Blood Bikes, visit norfolkbloodbikes.org.uk
Every night and on weekends and Bank Holidays during the day, Norfolk Blood Bikes tirelessly transports blood, plasma, platelets, samples, vaccines, and other urgently needed medical supplies to hospitals in Norfolk. Additionally, they facilitate the delivery of blood to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, enabling them to expand their life-saving capabilities.
Equipped with a dedicated fleet of fully marked vehicles, they brave all weather conditions to fulfill their mission. While adhering to a fixed operational schedule, they readily take on daytime tasks when requested. Most notably, they handle Donor Breast Milk (DBM) deliveries during the day, freeing up resources and volunteers for urgent assignments during their duty cycles.
A significant portion of their members consists of retirees or part-time workers, although many maintain full-time jobs. Irrespective of their employment status, these dedicated individuals consistently volunteer their spare time to support and sustain the charity. The Trustees, Committee members, and Volunteers selflessly devote their time without compensation, occasionally claiming out-of-pocket expenses, but often foregoing them. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, they share a common goal: delivering a service that bolsters the NHS and makes a meaningful impact on healthcare organizations across Norfolk.
During nighttime hours, as well as on weekends and Bank Holidays during the day, the NHS lacks internal resources to address unforeseen transportation needs for vital samples and blood products. These requirements are frequently urgent. In the absence of this internal capability, hospitals would resort to costly alternatives such as taxis, courier services, or reassigning ambulances.
By estimating an average cost of £65 per task, it is evident that Norfolk Blood Bikes has saved the NHS a substantial sum over its operational history. These savings can then be redirected towards funding more pertinent frontline patient care. Norfolk Blood Bikes operates entirely on donations, receiving no government funding, and incurs no cost to the NHS. They rely entirely on the generosity of donors to sustain their critical services.