800 free of charge lockdown journeys for Sheffield Hospitals.
Volunteer motorcyclists carry 800 free-of-charge journeys to transport
blood samples since the start of the first lockdown.
As the temporary Phlebotomy Testing site at the Sheffield Arena
relocates and the involvement of Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes comes to a
close, the Yorkshire Blood Bike charity announce a grand total of 800 voluntary
journeys transporting blood samples to Sheffield hospitals.
Whiteknights South Yorkshire Regional Manager, Roy Clark commented:
“It’s been a real privilege to support Sheffield patients and Sheffield
Hospitals by transporting blood samples every hour free-of-charge to the NHS.
“Our volunteers have been so enthusiastic and have shown a great deal of
commitment to provide this transportation service on a daily basis since the
temporary site at the Arena opened earlier this year.
“We’ve had such positive feedback from Clinical staff saying how
reliable and rapid our blood bike service has been and has really contributed
to the speed in which patients could receive their blood test results.”
South Yorkshire Whiteknights will now focus on their usual out-of-hours
service, overnight and 24 hours at weekends.
Pictured on their final shift transporting blood samples from the Arena are Whiteknights Volunteer bikers, Mark Llewellyn and South Yorkshire Regional Manager,Roy Clark.