small voice of the month – bikers!

We continue our celebration of people or organisations who have a small voice but make a big difference… This month: bikers!

Listen to the discussion and a clip from Blood Bikes Scotland at around 33’30 minutes in to June’s podcast.

The FBI, Female Bikers Initiative, is a group of Nigerian women taking health awareness across their country, on their motorbikes. In particular, they raise awareness of female cancers.

You can read more about them and see the video mentioned in the podcast by clicking on this link from the BBC. 

Across the UK, a group of volunteer motorcyclists is helping the NHS by delivering blood. Blood Bikes Scotland services NHS hospitals in the Lothian, Borders and Fife areas. They offer a free out of hours service which operates between 18:00 hours and 22:00 hours Monday to Friday and from 08:00 and 16:00 at weekends and bank holidays. They transport samples, vaccines, specimens, urgent notes and other essential medical items between NHS facilities throughout the area.

Lifesavers Scotland, call themselves Scotland’s emergency rider volunteer service….some groups provide out of hours cover, others are 24 hours a day – but what they all have in common, is that the riders are unpaid, do it because they like bikes and want to use them for a good purpose, and they save the National Health Service money which can be spent on other services. Lifesavers Scotland is a non-profit making Charity run completely by volunteers who donate their time to help provide the service. They respond out of hours to cover the transport needs of NHS Hospitals. Delivering critical medical supplies including Emergency response deliveries.

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