Essex Voluntary Blood Service


Essex Blood Runners

Are The Chosen Charity of Eastern Counties South British Caravanners Club


About The Essex Blood Runners

They are a charitable organisation that primarily delivers whole blood but is also asked to carry emergency plasma or medical samples to hospital departments across Essex and Greater London.
Essex Voluntary Blood Service operates with volunteer riders and drivers giving not only their time but with no remuneration from the charity, they are responsible for their own costs in delivering this essential work.

 Due to COVID-19, the normal free of charge service to the NHS was expanded to operate 24/7 with the volunteer administration staff on rota duty to handle all calls without delay ensuring a prompt response and immediate tasking.

Most of the blood is collected first from the Basildon Blood Bank then within an allocated timeframe is delivered to one of the hospitals listed on the right. The EVBS charity has its own liveried motorcycles and cars which if requested by the hospital can operate on a restricted blue light service. This emergency service is not permitted to be undertaken on any vehicle privately registered with the DVLA.

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2020 ECS donates £1100

2014 ECS donates £400

2015 ECS donates £500

2016 ECS donates £500

2017 ECS donates £400

2019 ECS donates £800

The chart below shows how many runs were completed by EVBS in 2020.

Hospitals  Essex Blood Bikers Serve
  • Basildon

  • Westcliff (Southend)

  • Princess Alexandra (Harlow)

  • Colchester General

  • Queens (Romford)

  • King George (Romford)

  • Whipps Cross University Hospital (London)

  • Newham University Hospital (London)

  • Broomfield

  • Milk runs for the Hearts Milk Bank

  • Milk runs for the Rosie Ward Addenbrooke’s

  • We now serve the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

  • Rivers, Oaks and Springfield  Hospitals

  • Holly Hospital Buckhurst hill

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