Gripping short film tells the story of Britain's Blood Bikers

The documentary tells of the sacrfices they make and the lives they save

THE BLOOD BIKERS are, alongside the air ambulance, one of Britain’s most underappreciated emergency services.

Volunteer-run and charity-funded, the Blood Bikers operate across the country, transporting vital medical supplies between hospitals and saving countless lives each year.

In 2017 the NHS recorded more than 93,000 runs by Blood Bikers across the UK, but it was only in the 2018 Autumn Budget that the service was recognised as one of Britain’s Emergency Services.

Now a short documentary has told the story of the volunteers who make up the Blood Bikers, from the riders who venture out on deliveries whatever the weather, to the controller who wakes up throughout the night to take delivery requests and assign them to the riders.

Produced by Omeleto, the 10-minute long video has been viewed more than 3,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube yesterday, and has received a dozen comments praising the volunteers’ work.