A Chesterfield charity, "Derbyshire Blood Bikes" is raising money to offer a free off-hours service to hospitals by delivering blood, platelets, plasma, and human milk. They'd pick up expressed donor milk from nursing mothers and deliver it to the milk bank at Birmingham. They will also delivery processed milk from the bank to NICU units hosting premature babies as far away as Newcastle.
The Chesterfield Post - Hospital and Medical News from Chesterfield: The charity is hoping to further help the local hospitals by collecting baby milk from nursing mothers and deliver to the milk bank at Birmingham and then deliver at their request to maternity units for premature babies.
This service may mean delivering to Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield as well as in relay with other blood bike volunteers in the country, but premature babies are sometimes placed where the nearest available incubator is and Derbyshire babies can be transferred as far away as Newcastle.