Saving the NHS money - One run at a time.
Bloodrun Emergency Voluntary Service (EVS) is a Blood Bike Charity established in 2010 to provide a free urgent courier service to North East NHS Hospitals and Trusts. The charity is staffed by unpaid volunteers who offer their time to provide the service to the NHS with the purposes of saving the NHS money and providing a reliable and professional transportation service.
The charity registered with the Charity Commission in 2012. From initially providing a service to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust we have expanded to provide the service to James Cook University Hospital and The Friarage.
Since Jan 2014 the team have seen a dramtic increase in work. The team regularly cover 1,500 miles per week and we expect to respond to over 3,000 callouts per year.
Outside normal office hours, when their internal courier service is not available, hospitals have to rely on taxis or couriers to transfer urgent medical supplies or test samples between hospitals and other sites. Blood Bike groups, across the country, seek to carry out this service free of charge, ensuring the limited resources of the NHS can be used where it makes a difference. Bloodrun EVS is dependent on charitable donations, solely run by volunteers, giving their own free time to run and deliver the service.
In critical situations, blood or other medical items need to be delivered urgently in order to save a patient's life. Blood bikes, with their professional approach, advanced qualified motorists, distinctive livery, emergency lights, and narrow profile, can quickly get through busy traffic.