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Bloodbikes Australia Marks Year of Volunteer Work

Transporting Blood

Bloodbikes Australia has become an integral part of transporting COVID-19 tests from testing centres to medical laboratories.
Richard picks up a sample

More than 156 volunteer deliveries of emergency health products including COVID tests have now been transported on motorcycles to hospitals since the Australian arm of Blood Bikes was established in Brisbane in September 2019.

Founder Peter Davis says Bloodbikes Australia now has 154 volunteers nationwide in all states and the ACT, both in major cities and regional areas.

Peter says Bloodbikes Australia does not aim to be a primary pathology transport service provider but to offer an alternative to getting an expensive taxi in an emergency and when all usual methods are exhausted.

Bloodbikes Australia now volunteer for Mater Pathology, Mater Mothers, Qpharm Clinical Trial program, Redlands Private Hospital, Griffith University Institute of Glycomics, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, SydPath Sydney, Epworth Hospital Geelong and Melbourne Pathology.

Since it launched, Bloodbikes Australia has made more than 156 transports of blood, blood product, stem cells, COVID samples, clinical trial program samples, biopsy samples and documentation.

Peter says donor breast milk will soon be added to the list.

“Bloodbikes Australia always welcomes more volunteers and healthcare providers for whom we can volunteer,” he says.
Check out their website for details on how to volunteer.