The measure of life is not its duration but its donation.
We provide our emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and in any weather!
We cover the whole of the West Midlands, serving a large number of hospitals, medical facilities and nursing homes including Cannock Hospital, Walsall Manor Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, City Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, QE Hospital, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Russell’s Hall Hospital, West Park Hospital and New Cross Hospital to name a few.
We also keep the Midlands Air Ambulance, based at RAF Cosford, supplied with blood and plasma as part of an ongoing clinical trial called RePHILL.
We are a charity staffed entirely by volunteers who give up their time to ride bikes, drive cars, coordinate and fundraise.
We carry anything of a medical nature (size permitting) including blood, human tissue, samples, X rays and patient notes. We consider all deliveries to be URGENT and deliver them as soon as a bike becomes free.
Midland Freewheelers are part of a larger blood bike family, the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB). NABB, along with other blood bike groups across the country, work together to provide the transportation where needed. It essentially means as a group we can transport items across the whole of the UK. More recently they were key in setting up the relationship between blood bikers and Sky Watch UK for ‘air relays’ using helicopters and planes to assist our supply chain of transporting urgent medial consignments.
NABB’s main role is to liaise with government on legislation, promote the work of blood bikes and assist in the setup of new groups alongside providing help and guidance to existing groups across the UK and Ireland.