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Time
Departing to
Flight no.
Notes
10:10
Belfast/City
Flight no.
BA7330
Notes
On time
10:30
Newcastle
Flight no.
LM512
Notes
On time
10:50
Birmingham
Flight no.
EZY662
Notes
On time
11:55
Glasgow
Flight no.
EZY582
Notes
On time
12:25
London Heathrow
Flight no.
BA1351
Notes
On time
14:00
Manchester
Flight no.
LM026
Notes
On time
14:15
Isles of Scilly
Flight no.
IOS261
Notes
On time
14:25
Edinburgh
Flight no.
LM380
Notes
On time
14:35
Jersey
Flight no.
SI5545
Notes
On time
14:50
London Gatwick
Flight no.
EZY822
Notes
On time
15:45
Durham Tees Valley
Flight no.
LM578
Notes
On time
18:35
Faro
Flight no.
FR9226
Notes
On time
Time
Arriving from
Flight no.
Notes
09:35
Belfast/City
Flight no.
BA7331
Notes
On time
10:00
Edinburgh
Flight no.
LM379
Notes
On time
10:20
London Gatwick
Flight no.
EZY821
Notes
On time
11:25
Glasgow
Flight no.
EZY581
Notes
On time
11:30
London Heathrow
Flight no.
BA1350
Notes
On time
13:25
Manchester
Flight no.
LM025
Notes
On time
13:45
Isles of Scilly
Flight no.
IOS244
Notes
On time
13:55
Newcastle
Flight no.
LM511
Notes
On time
14:05
Jersey
Flight no.
SI5544
Notes
On time
14:10
Birmingham
Flight no.
EZY661
Notes
On time
15:10
Durham Tees Valley
Flight no.
LM577
Notes
On time
18:10
Faro
Flight no.
FR9225
Notes
On time

Tis the season for giving… and it can be more than just money

Cornwall Blood Bikes is a registered charity providing out of hours delivery of blood and vital medical supplies throughout the county.

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Now December has rolled around we’re all thinking about one thing: Christmas. Have we ordered a big enough turkey? Have all the cards been sent out? Are all the presents wrapped? After all ‘tis the season of goodwill. And talking of goodwill, there’s a number of people who will be giving more than just Christmas presents this year. Cornwall Blood Bikes is a registered charity of volunteers who give up their time to deliver vital medical supplies outside of the normal operating hours of the NHS transport services.

Delivering while you’re sleeping 

Between the hours of 5pm and 7am Monday to Friday, and 24 hours a day over weekends and bank holidays, these volunteers are ready to jump on their bikes and deliver and collect from hospitals and hospices throughout Cornwall - and occasionally beyond. It means that life-saving treatment can be carried out as soon as possible, thanks to the volunteers who give up their time to serve the community.

Each volunteer is a qualified advanced motorcyclist who’s been through riding assessments and bespoke training to equip them for the job. Bikers carry special kit, including satchels and spill kits, to meet the requirements for transporting NHS specified goods. They also display ID cards when on duty, and ride wearing high visibility jackets on liveried motorcycles. 

Precious cargo

The team carries a variety of essential medical supplies, including medical equipment, donor breast milk, medical notes and pathology samples throughout the county. Midwives, care teams, doctors and nurses can contact Blood Bikes to access urgent deliveries; these are then dropped to the nearest hospital as soon as possible.

As well as delivering vital cargo and helping the NHS, Cornwall Blood Bikes encourages safe riding practices and seeks to promote a positive image of motorbikes to the general public. Blood Bikes estimates that in 2018 alone, they saved their NHS partners in excess of £200,000, covering over 123,000 operational miles and completing 2,100 jobs.

The season of giving 

Cornwall Blood Bikes receives no funding from the NHS, relying solely on the generosity of individuals and communities who donate to this cause. Every penny raised helps to keep their wheels turning, which is why Cornwall Airport Newquay chose to support Cornwall Blood Bikes as their Charity of the Year 2019/20. 

We understand that donating money can be difficult at this time of year, but giving extends to more than just finances. While the NHS donor service is completely separate to the free service that Cornwall Blood Bikes delivers, the donor service does require around 5,000 donations of blood per day to meet the needs of patients across England. Each year they need around 135,000 new donors to supply the demand, if you’d like to become a blood donor you can find out more information about who can donate, and how to donate, here.

You can find out more about the amazing work Cornwall Blood Bikes does, and how you can donate to the charity, on their website.