WHO WE SERVE

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Our core hospitals we support are:

  • UHCW

  • Nuneaton George Elliot

  • Rugby St Cross

  • Warwick Hospital

  • Leamington Rehab

  • Stratford Hospital

  • Heartlands Hospital

  • Good Hope Hospital.

During normal working hours, the NHS and Charitable Health Organisations use their own transportation systems to move Blood, Plasma, Tissue Samples, Documentation and other vital supplies between Hospitals, Hospices and Supply Centres.

Out of hours these systems are unavailable and the reliance falls upon Private Hire Taxi Companies, Couriers and in exceptional circumstances, Emergency Services such as the Police or Ambulance Service.

We are just one of many charitable organisations that provide a similar service around the UK and we are supported by the National Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) who share our mission to provide reliable, free and high quality provision to NHS Trusts and Hospices throughout the UK.

Despite some members having full time jobs, many of them still give their spare time to help run and maintain what is a truly worthwhile charity and an organisation who are intent on making a difference.

On December 11th 2017, WSBB started a partnership with Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance, based at Coventry Airport, to set up a daily service delivering blood supplies directly to the team. This allows the paramedics to administer essential blood before the patient reaches hospital.

 

During 2019 we began donor Breast Milk collection in collaboration with Birmingham’s Women’s Hospital. This supports a donor service provided by hospitals for premature babies.

 

In 2020 we started a daytime service in supporting the South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) in home deliveries of chemotherapy medication for cancer patients.