The story of an unknown and essential group of volunteers.
They are the unsung heroes of the night – a band of riders who courier medical supplies around the UK, saving the National Health Service a fortune. Transporting blood, vital organs and baby’s milk from one hospital to another, they are helping to keep the system going during a time of great pressure on resources.
The Nationwide Assoc. Of Blood Bikes & Mark Benevolent Fund
Mark Mason Dacia Duster
The car, named ‘Mark Mason’ was purchased via the kind donation from the Mark Mason Benevolent Fund who funded lots of other groups with new bikes and cars. £350,000 was spent in all and this fantastic gesture will certainly help all the blood bike groups involved. We would like to thank not only the Mark Mason Benevolent Fund, but also NABB (Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes) for assisting us with the grant, VLS in Hull for the superb vehicle livery and Dacia Manchester for sponsoring the car and looking after us from the start. This car will now work alongside our other car in transporting large items and quantities, assistance in bad weather, volunteer transfers and motorcycle recovery. This really is an asset to our group and we cannot thank everyone enough.
Blood Bikes Manchester and ITV Granada Reports
The bikers giving up their time to save lives
Granada has been out with the volunteer bikers who give up their free time to transport life-saving blood and medical supplies to and from our hospitals.
Blood Bikes Manchester are just one of many charities who do this across the country. It saves our hospitals thousands of pounds in paying for expensive couriers.
Tim Scott spent the evening with the bikers at work in Manchester.