Blood Bikes Factoids

6130
Total Calls
Actioned
168000KM
Total Kilometres
Travelled
20650H
Total Volunteer Hours
Given
8840L
Total Litres Of Fuel
Consumed
€410000
Total Estimated Savings For
Dublin Hospitals

Our Sponsors & Partners

 
 

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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.

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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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Tesco Rathfarnham Shopping Centre Fundraiser (28th and 29th of April 2016)

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Nutgrove Fire Station Open Day (Featuring Blood Bikes East)

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Blood Bikes East @ Blanchardstown & Swords St. Patrick's Day 2016 Parades

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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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Blood Bikes East Facebook Posts

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME, SO GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE THIS CHRISTMAS.

PLEASE SHARE THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE

There are 6 official registered Blood Bike charities in Ireland, all doing incredible work in helping the sick and infirm in Irish hospitals and clinics. This helps countless people of all ages, from premature babies in maternity wards to the elderly in care homes, and saves our hospitals hundreds of thousands of Euro every year.

If you are considering a charitable donation this Christmas, please do think of giving to a grass-roots charity like Blood Bikes. None of the Blood Bikes organisations in Ireland have any paid employees and are all 100% volunteers. You literally could not donate to a more local charity!

So, find find your local group on the map image in this post and visit their website to make a donation. IF THE GROUP NAME IS NOT ON THIS MAP THEN THEY ARE NOT AN OFFICIAL REGISTERED CHARITY OR BLOOD BIKE GROUP.

The Official Groups Are:

- Blood Bikes East (www.bloodbikeseast.ie)
- Blood Bike West (www.bloodbikewest.ie)
- Blood Bike Leinster (bloodbikeleinster.ie)
- @NorthwestBloodBikesIreland (www.facebook.com/NorthwestBloodbikesireland/)
- @BloodBikeMidWestIreland (www.bloodbikemidwest.ie)
- @BloodBikeSouth (www.bloodbikesouth.ie)

If you live in or around Dublin, your closest group is Blood Bikes East and you can donate here: www.bloodbikeseast.ie/donate-money-2/

WHY Donate To BBE?
It costs on average €1,700 - €2,000 per month to keep our fleet of bikes on the road and serving the Dublin hospitals. But that translates to tens of thousands in savings for the hospitals that can then be used towards direct patient care.

That means extra nurses to care for patients, more beds on wards and more equipment to help treat those patients.

BUT WE CAN'T CONTINUE TO OFFER THIS ESSENTIAL SERVICE WITHOUT YOUR HELP...

As an example:
€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

So please donate whatever you can afford. You can make a once-off donation of any amount or commit to a monthly donation, which would be very gratefully received.

Our volunteers do this for free - your money keeps them on the road.

Thank You.

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HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE GUYS AT LOCK DOCTOR!

Last night was a quiet night for BBE with 4 calls completed by John O'Brien and Noel Tonge. That's lucky because we had a key break in the lock.

One call later and the Lock Doctor was on the case. They came to the hospital late at night and made a replacement key. Then, back at our dept they changed the complete lock barrel that take a new hardened key so that this problem will not happen again.

Thanks guys. Really appreciated!

Tonight we have Frank Cronin on duty with Martin Carragher on Control.

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"SO...WHAT DOES BLOOD BIKES EAST DO?" - TRANSPLANT RELATED TISSUE

It's a question we often get asked. The simple answer is: we take anything that needs transporting from one hospital to another. But that can be many things, so in our latest article, we look at just one of these items, which is Tissue For Transplant.

Read it here: www.bloodbikeseast.ie/so-what-do-you-do-transplant-tissue/

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo

This would not be possible without the support of our partners:

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

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John O'Brien and Brendan Norton completed 7 calls last night.

A combination of samples and charts needing to be transported between the Dublin hospitals. Pretty mundane stuff to us, but very important to those lying in hospitals beds!

Tonight Martin Carragher continues his week on Controller duty and Noel Tonge is our mid-week duty rider.

Stay Safe folks.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks to our sponsors:
DoneDeal.ie, Annesley Williams, AXA Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates ... See MoreSee Less

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In Memory and Tribute to Martin Dixon, a fellow Blood Biker from Bloodrun EVS in Teeside UK. RIP Martin. ... See MoreSee Less

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