National Volunteer Week is over for another year however, volunteers continue to perform vital work every day of the year. We will be sharing Better Together stories highlighting volunteers who are changing communities for the better.
The first in the Better Together series highlights Bloodbikes Australia
Bloodbikes is an independent, not-for-profit outfit which formed in 2019 to deliver blood, biopsies, clinical trial program tests and more for healthcare providers. Since the pandemic began, they have couriered COVID-19 tests from collection centres to laboratories across the country.
Recently the members of Bloodbikes participated in a photographic recreation to relive a piece of history and pay tribute to a team of volunteer bikers known as SOS Motorcycles bikers. During the 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic, SOS bikers delivered necessities to people in need, along with taking doctors and nurses to visit the ill who were isolating at home.
Their 400 volunteers have made more than 2200 pick-ups and deliveries, for more than 40 healthcare providers across the country.
Thank you for your service to the community, Bloodbikes Australia and for continuing the legacy of the SOS Motorcycles bikers.
Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are, Better Together.