Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes provide their service free of charge to the NHS, and is run entirely by dedicated volunteers who receive no compensation for their time or costs.
Duty Controllers are the unseen heroes of our team who organise hospital runs and contact on-call riders/drivers. They liaise with hospitals and riders/drivers. Quick thinking at 3am in the morning, they are able to keep calm under pressure.
Dumfries & Galloway 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 in South West 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. Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes is dependent purely on charitable donations, and run entirely by volunteers who receive no compensation for their time or costs. The Blood Bike service is provided free of charge, ensuring the limited resources of the NHS can be used where it makes a difference.