Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB)

Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB)Northumbria Blood Bikes are Members of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB).


The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes is a registered charity (1139714) that represents a group of established charities operating across the UK and Ireland.


NABB's principle aims are to:

  • Aid the formation of new groups
  • Assist member groups achieve their objectives
  • Define a minimum professional operating standard for all members
  • Raise awareness / sponsorship for the benefit of all NABB members.

Each NABB member performs a similar service, using motorcycles (and sometimes cars) to provide an out-of-hours 'medical essentials' courier service to hospitals and other health institutions within their area. The charities carry urgently needed medical items such as blood, biological samples, medical notes, x-rays and scans. The service is offered free of charge to the NHS and all members are unpaid volunteers.

The existing NABB members reach more than 85% of the UK's population and parts of Ireland, with further expansion planned, which will extend blood bike coverage to 54 million people. Will your next journey save a life? Ours could.