Blood Bikes Factoids

8026
Total Calls
Actioned
194970KM
Total Kilometres
Travelled
23888H
Total Volunteer Hours
Given
10262L
Total Litres Of Fuel
Consumed
€535000
Total Estimated Savings For
Dublin Hospitals

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Please Donate Today
You can simply give a once-off payment or sign up to a monthly donation. Any amount of money helps us do our vital work. For instance:

€10 pays for fuel for a 12 hour shift
€25 pays for oil & filter change
€50 pays for new brake pads
€100 pays for road tax for one bike for a year
€250 pays for a new set of tyres

Blood Bikes East's important work is 100% fuelled by sponsorships and donations. Our running costs are approximately €1,700 per month and like any charity, if our funds run dry we simply cannot operate. But most importantly, we are ALL volunteers, so every penny you donate goes straight to helping the hospitals and the people in the east of Ireland.


Other Ways You Can Help

Blood Bikes East receives no government funding and all of our services are provided free of charge. Without the support of our amazing fundraisers, volunteers and corporate sponsors, we simply could not continue to provide this vital service.
But we are growing and so our need for supporters, both financial and otherwise, is ever increasing!

Can Your Company Help?
We urgently need corporate sponsors from companies large or small. We want to add more bikes to our fleet, the bikes we have need maintenance and eventually need to be replaced and all this involves large capital investments.

We have sponsorship packages available that will allow you to give to our charity and allow your business to be aligned with a respected and loved charity.

How Can YOU Help?
But you don't have to be a business to help. If you think you can contribute anything, from time, to funds or a helping hand, we would love to hear from you.

Upcoming & Recent Events

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Official Handover Of 2017 Skoda Yeti By Annesley Williams & Skoda Ireland

Please join us at the official handover event for the 2017 Skoda Yeti by Annesley Williams and Skoda Ireland. BBE were ...

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Spirit Of Dunboyne 2016 - Motorcycle Fair & Family Fun Day

Blood Bikes East will be attending this year's Spirit of Dunboyne event. We'll have volunteers there ready to answer your ...

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FESSEF Parade

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Nutgrove Fire Station Open Day (Featuring Blood Bikes East)

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What We Do

It's the middle of the night, it's cold and it's raining. The phone rings and it's answered immediately by the Blood Bikes East controller. There's an urgent package that needs transporting between two hospitals. It could be blood, blood products, breast milk, medical products, samples for testing, test results or even transplant related tissue.

The controller calls one of the on-duty riders, who is on his or her way in less than five minutes. Thirty minutes later the item has been delivered and the biker registers another completed delivery with the controller who is ready for the next urgent call.

That's what we do - 7 nights a week and around the clock at weekends.

Blood Bikes East provides an emergency medical transport service between the hospitals in Dublin and the Greater Leinster area.

This is all done by volunteers in their free time for no financial reward and completely FREE of charge to our contracted hospitals.

We saved hospitals in the Leinster area in excess of €400,000 since our inception in 2013, with the majority of that saving occurring in 2015. And already, 2016 looks like it will easily surpass all previous records!

What Others Say

Doing what we do and knowing that we help people every time we go out, is payment enough, but sometimes we get an email, a card or just a note of thanks and that really does light us up!

Here are some examples of what people have said about us and this vital service we provide.

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John Gallagher - Dublin
Hope all the people in the health boards appreciate your efforts as much as the rest of the country do.
Orla Lawler Carvin - Duleek
Well done guys. You are all living saints. xx
Erica Shiraz - Clare
Team work from Earth Angels. Respect and gratitude to you all. Stay Safe.
John O Loughlin and all the team in the Rotunda Pathology Dept.
Well done guys. Always a pleasure to deal with and make a big difference for those patients who most need you. Keep up the good work.
Siobhan Darby - Clane
What fantastic, selfless work you all do, as a sibling of a cancer patient who has had to have transfusions...i can't thank you all enough....unsung heroes, all of you....safe riding all.
Peter Dolan - Dundalk
Don't know how you do it. You are miracle workers!
Padraic O'Riordan - Mullingar
Be safe. Great service provided by a great bunch of bikers.

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THE CALM AFTER THE STORM

The last few nights have been, let's just say hairy! Hairy enough that it took every ounce of advanced rider skill to not only ensure that the transports were completed successfully, but also to know when conditions were too difficult to make it safe to go out.

That's when our SKODA Ireland Annesley Williams Yeti really came into it's own. The city provides cover from the worst of the driving wind and rain, but on the recent cross-country runs, our 4-Wheeled Emergency Transport Vehicle meant our service continued without pause.

Last night, after the worst of the storm was over, Andrew McKeon and Pat McManamon completed an impressive 9 call-outs, successfully transporting 12 packages. Brilliantly managed by Moira Donohoe on Control.

Brilliant Job By All!

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

And Brilliant Support By:
Annesley Williams, DoneDeal.ie, AXA Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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NO ROOM FOR THE MID-WEEK BLUES FOR BLOOD BIKE RIDERS

We might have hit the mid point of the week, but that doesn't mean that our riders can rest on their laurels. Wednesday night saw a huge amount of activity with our duty riders responding to 9 call outs to our hospitals including no less than 4 Urgent requests, saving the hospitals money that can be diverted to caring for the most vulnerable in our health system.

Our last package was delivered at 4:47am in the teeth of Hurricane Doris, so a huge thank you to our duty riders Noel Tonge and Martin Ridge for delivering such a fantastic service in challenging conditions.

A big thank you also to The Lock Doctor for replacing a key in our Pan-European after replacing another key in one of our Hondas last week. Our keys undergo a LOT of wear and tear and The Lock Doctor helps to keep us on the road.

Finally, thanks to Moira Donohoe on control.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Helping us to do what we do are our Amazing Sponsors:

Annesley Williams, DoneDeal.ie, AXA Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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4 COMPLETED CITY CALLS & 2 COUNTRY LINKUPS LAST NIGHT
DEDICATED TO 'KING' CORMAC BYRNE 'THE GIANT'

On a night dedicated to the little hero Cormac Byrne, Mick Hanly met up with Michael Hogan of Blood Bike South to complete the transfer of a Sample from CUH to Tallaght Hospital. Later in the evening, as the wind picked up out of the city, Graham Hastings met up with Blood Bike West in our ŠKODA Ireland Annesley Williams Yeti.

Throughout the night, Declan Ward and Denis Molumby took to the cities roads to complete 5 other calls.

Additionally, earlier in the day, our long-time volunteer Harry Duggan successfully completed his 3-year ROSPA retest and retained his advanced gold pass grade.

Well Done All!

Keep in touch little Cormac. We'll look forward to hearing your progress.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

With thanks to our sponsors:
Annesley Williams, DoneDeal.ie, AXA Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, Louis Fitzgerald Hotell, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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SPECIAL SHIFT ANNOUNCEMENT

We are delighted to dedicate tonight's shift to a very special boy who is fighting to overcome a brain tumour with amazing bravery and strength.

So let us introduce you all to the amazing boy himself, who is so special he has not one, but two nicknames: 'King' Cormac Byrne 'The Giant'.

Cormac, your Mum and family wants you to know that she is in awe of how you are fighting this with a smile on your face and hope in your heart. Your mum says "You are my life, my world, my universe xx"

From the photo we can see why.

So, please join us in wishing Cormac a swift recovery and the happy and healthy life he deserves.

Tonight's shift is for you Cormac, The Giant!

#AmazingBoy #GetWell #NoBotherToYou

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