When we row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic we are not doing it just to test our own physical and mental strength, we are also doing it to raise funds for a charity very close to our hearts.
Blood bike groups across the UK provide a vital service for the NHS. They are run entirely by unpaid volunteers and transport blood, patient notes, organs, human breast milk, Covid-19 tests and much more, the length and breadth of the country.
There are over 3,000 volunteers across the UK who carry out upwards of 75,000 emergency runs for the NHS each year. It is estimated their work saves the NHS around £1.5m per year, reducing the need for the NHS to use a private courier service.
Force Genesis were touched by many stories from those who have benefitted from the work the Blood Bikes do and from the founders who put so much of their time and effort into providing this invaluable service.