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Emergency Supplies


Transported out of hours to save lives

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Volunteers Riding


Evenings, Weekends & Bank Holidays

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Transporting


Blood, Samples, Breast Milk & Much More

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Ride Your Own


Non liveried bikes too

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Volunteer Controllers


You don’t have to ride, you can Control the Riders

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Welcome to

North West Blood Bikes Lancashire and Lakes


Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will continue to support the work we do.

Our mission

To provide a Free, but professional voluntary out of hours transport service to our local NHS hospitals by carrying urgent and emergency blood, platelets, samples, donor breast milk, patient notes, theatre equipment, in fact anything that can be carried by motorcycle, between hospitals that is urgently required. We began in May 2012 and as the counter shows the number of call outs we are completing is growing exponentially.

We provide this service through the night, at weekends and Bank Holidays enabling hospital funding to be better spent on patient care. Your help in doing this is always appreciated.


We have been featured in a short film from the National Lottery that will be aired on ITV, but you can see it here.

Latest News.

  • 19,000 Call Outs

    On Sunday 10th January 2016, almost exactly 45 months since we began operating, Brenda taylor (Controller) and Mark Gibson (Rider) took us through the 19,000 call-out figure.

    A fantastic figure and down to the dedication of all 250 members of NWBB Lancs & Lakes and members of the public who have, and continue to support us.

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  • 2015

    To all at NWBB Lancs & Lakes. It’s the last day of 2015 and what a FANTASTIC & UNBELIEVABLE year, almost 9,000 call-outs completed in 2015 and every run is down to the dedication of every single member; Controllers, Riders, Fundraisers, Members spreading the word, all of whom we couldn’t do what we do without you. Simon Weston, the soldier who received 46% burns on the ship Sir Galahad in the Falklands war, has just been awarded a CBE for his work for charities, and this morning explained on TV that “being part of a charity is like having a bug, you can’t stop”, and we know that. To every single member, MY THANKS, and I say that on behalf of every member and to ever member, and hope that 2016 is better for everyone, not just NWBB but to all Blood Bike Groups across the UK and Ireland.

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  • New Born Baby Samples

    Just prior to the Christmas holidays, duty Controller, Duncan Oag, received a request during his shift from Lynn Baines, the Ante Natal and New Born Screening Coordinator at Furness General Hospital, who was asking if we could take some samples collected over the Christmas period to Manchester. Duncan took the details and passed them up the chain.

    North area Manager, Steve Dunstan, contacted Lynn who told him that samples were taken from babies at Furness General, Westmorland General and Royal Lancaster Infirmary and had a 5 day shelf life. Normally the Royal Mail would ensure a prompt delivery to St Mary’s in Manchester, but with no post over the Christmas period, they had a problem. Steve gladly agreed to help and sorted out collection times and then got riders in place. Steve recalls that in one email exchange he was asked, “How do I arrange to pay you?” It gave him the biggest thrill of the week to be able to reply and say, “There is no charge - We are volunteers. It’s what we do”

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Want to help and join us?

You can always read our Newsletters here to see what we are doing and who is supporting us. If you think you can help, come and join us. You don’t have to be able to ride a bike, although we constantly need riders, you can join us as a Controller, which basically means you stay at home and receive re-directed calls from any of our Hospitals. Then it’s a case of looking on the Duty sheets and sending a rider to do the run, or you can join us as a Fundraiser.

Whichever way you can help we will welcome you on board what we think is the best Blood Bike group in the Country. Just click the “Volunteer” button below."

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More Events.

Our newsletters are published here for everyone to see what we get up to either on duty or when we’re off duty, please read and enjoy. If you have anything you think would fit in our newsletter please let the Editor know.

February 2016

February 2016

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EIS Winner 2015
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