WHO WE SERVE
A Service Level Agreement was put in place with the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire which is reviewed annually and with the support of Triumph Motorcycles, who provided two bikes to the charity at no cost, the service began operating in July 2012 undertaking deliveries between 7.00 pm and 6.00 am on weekdays and over 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays.
In 2014 the group became a registered charity and amalgamated with Touchwood Emergency Riders Service based in Solihull and was renamed Warwickshire & Solihull Bloodbikes to reflect this development.
Currently WSBB has over 80 members, all of whom are volunteers. They contribute by riding, driving, processing requests for riders and by fundraising. June 2016 saw the service complete delivery number 4,000, saving the NHS over £150,000 to date.
In 2017, the WSBB signed a new Service Level Agreement with Heartlands Hospital.
On December 11th 2017, WSBB started a partnership with Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance based at Coventry Airport. WSBB now runs a voluntary service taking essential blood supplies three times a week directly to the team. This allows the air crew to administer blood products before the patient reaches hospital.