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Blood Bike Awareness Day

August 14, 2015

14th August is Blood Bike Awareness Day. Blood bikes are the silent emergency service, transporting blood for blood transfusions, injuries and emergency responses for emergency services, the NHS and other medical services.

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Blood Bike Awareness Day is organised by the National Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) and aims to promote awareness of the life saving work the NABB does in conjunction with the NHS and emergency services. The day is sponsored by mobile telephone service O2.

In order to support the NABB in its vital work, businesses and individuals can support their work throughout the year. Blood Bike Awareness Day will help to highlight how people can support the service.

Primary sponsor, The O2 business states:

We’re proud to support the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) by helping them with their essential technology and communication needs.  Sharing our expertise and innovation is a great way to help this organisation who are on the front line supporting the wider emergency services.  As part of our on-going commitment to the Blood Bikes, we’re pleased to announce Blood Bike Awareness Day, to be held on Friday 14 August 2015.

blood bike awareness day volunteers neededBlood Bikers are the 1,500 men and women all over Britain who dedicate a few evenings a month to provide an out-of-hours rapid response courier service as well as transporting hospital deliveries across the country.  The Blood Bikers are all volunteers, and in 2014 they responded to around 39,000 urgent requests from hospitals, saving the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds.  We’ll be spending the day helping to raise awareness of the fantastic work Blood Bikers do. You’ll be able to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news right here on The Blue, or you can follow the #BloodBikeDay hashtag on your favourite social network to join in with the celebrations in real time.

Find out more about O2 supporting Blood Bike Awareness Day here.

More about NABB and Blood Bike Awareness Day

NABB Logo blood bike awareness dayThe National Association of Blood Bikers (NABB) comprises 25 regional charities, 1,500 volunteer Blood Bikers, work with 272 hospitals, they are on call 365 days a year, 7pm until 6am weekdays and 24hrs at the weekends.  In 2014 alone, NABB groups responded to 39,000 urgent requests saving multiple lives. The NABB groups comprises of skilled, dedicated people who make a significant personal sacrifice to help others, which has a positive impact on local communities, saving the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds in courier costs.

The charity aims to drive up recruitment of volunteer riders/driverscontrollersfundraisers and Digital and Social Media Volunteers to help undertake the NABB’s vital work in their local communities. O2 are offering the chance to help develop the NABB online presence with the training and support of the award winning O2 Social Media team.

Find out more about NABB volunteering in your local area here.

Get your business supporting Blood Bike Awareness Day and the NABB

There are many ways that your business can support an awareness day like Blood Bike Awareness Day. You can contact the charity and ask for posters and information to display in your work premises. If you operate a courier service that employs motorbike riders, you could let them know about opportunities to volunteer as a blood biker.

You can also raise awareness of the vital work of the NABB by using the #BloodBikeDay hashtag on social media on August 14th and if any employees have received blood as a result of their work, you can blog about that to raise awareness of examples of the amazing work blood bikers do.

Businesses can also help to raise money as well as awareness through events or collections. For more information about how to help the NABB, visit the NABB website or contact Bristol Marketing at campaign@bristol-marketing.com.


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