Blood bikes visit group

A south east Northumberland women’s charity has been learning more about blood bikes and the work they do.

Cramlington-based Healthwise Group welcomed the Northumbria Blood Bikes to its weekly meeting where they learned why a blood service is needed out of hours and what the charity does.

Blood Bikes is a charitable organisation run entirely by volunteers, who transport blood and other medical supplies to hospitals and medical centres, out of hours from 7pm to 7am every day of the year.

The vital service aims to save the NHS money, save lives and promote a positive image of motorcyclists to the public.

Healthwise was formed in January 2000 and meets at 10am every Thursday at Concordia Leisure Centre.