Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance (LNAA)today wished Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bikes Service (LEBBS) a Happy 10th Birthday when over 30 ‘blood bikers’ descended on its Headquarters opposite RAF Waddington and celebrated the special relationship between the two charities.
It was a special moment, as blood bikers from across the county came together to meet the crew and have a tour of the helicopter.
Senior Clinical Fellow, Dr Alan Horan said: “Blood products are a key component of the high- quality pre-hospital care that the LNAA HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) team delivers when required, without the assistance of LEBBS this wouldn’t be possible.”
Established in 2013, LEBBS provides an emergency delivery service for the NHS transporting blood products and other urgent medical items between hospitals. Since September 2017 the charity has delivered blood products on a daily basis to LNAA enabling doctors and paramedics to carry out life-saving blood transfusions at the scene of serious incidents. In 2022, 148 units of blood were used to treat patients, all made possible thanks to the service provided by LEBBS
Over 100 enthusiastic bikers generously give their time to LEBBS. Volunteer, Anne Skelcher, was overwhelmed with the number who attended the event. She said: “This is a large county, and we all tend to work in our own areas. This is the biggest gathering of blood bikers we have ever seen, and the turn out today shows how much we all value our special relationship with the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
We are all bikers and know only too well the need for LNAA to be able to have the right equipment to be able to treat critically injured patients who are in need of emergency care. By transporting blood daily to their base, we give the doctors and paramedics the ability to save lives.”
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