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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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Spirit Of Dunboyne 2016 - Motorcycle Fair & Family Fun Day

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

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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 somewhere in the region of €300,000 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 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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As Hannibal Smith of the A-Team would say..."I Love It When A Plan Comes Together".

The addition of quite a number of new volunteers is timely indeed (and shows the level of planning to anticipate the growth in calls we are seeing) given that we have had one of the busiest weeks this year in the busiest year of our existence!

WE COMPLETED AN UNBELIEVABLE 70 CALL OUTS LAST WEEK! With an incredibly busy weekend that saw 40 of the call outs completed within the 60-hour period of 24/7 cover.

A very special mention therefore has to go out to both Billy Redmond and Brendan Kelleher, who, in the face of mounting calls, opted to stay on for a few additional hours in order to complete 7 and 10 calls each respectively!

Additionally, 7 of the overall week's calls were requests for link-ups with other Blood Bike organisations across the country.

So, well done to our 22 volunteers who made this happen this week:

Martin Carragher (Controller)
Kieran Walsh
Graham Hastings
Bryan Roycroft
Denis Molumby
Bryan Roycroft
Pat McManamon
Noel Tonge
Jackson Hutchinson
David Dolan
Terry Byrne
Frank Cronin
Robert Jasiewiez
Harry Duggan
Albert Fagan
Colin Tyrell
Billy Redmond
Mono Cahill
Brendan Kelleher
Eryk Rawiez-Lipinski
Brendan Kelleher
Brendan Conroy

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In just over a day since our last status post we have completed 17 medical transports calls, including another urgent run meeting our friends at Blood Bike West to complete a blood run to the IBTS.

Brilliant work by:

David Dolan
Billy Redmond
Mono Cahill
Brendan Kelleher
Eryk Rawiez-Lipinski

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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We ran a recent recruitment drive for new rider volunteers and had an amazing response. The first group of 13 new volunteers, who had passed initial vetting were taken through our official Familiarisation Program.

The new recruits were met by some of our veteran volunteers (Brendan Conroy, Anthony McInerney, Harry Duggan, Graham Hastings and Patrick Crawford) at a convenient location. From there they were shown our lock-up and taken through the process of checking bikes out and back in for duty.

Then they were taken in two groups to the hospitals across the north and south side of the city.

The next step will be shadowing a volunteer on a duty shift and thereafter they will be fully ready to take their first duty shift.

Exciting times!

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Blood Bikes East is managed and serviced entirely by volunteers. Every person has their own life to lead, yet finds the time to help their community in this very important way and in so doing helps to save lives, both directly and indirectly.

So in this series of articles we look at who is involved in BBE, why they joined and what they do.

This time we had a chat with Jamie Helly, He is not only one of our volunteer riders, but he also gives extra time as a member of the Mentoring & Training team for BBE, who help rider volunteers improve their riding skills and ultimately achieve their RoSPA Advanced Rider accreditation.

Read the article here:

Thanks Jamie.

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Would you like to become a Blood Biker? Find out more and apply here:

Or could you help us with controller, admin or fundraising activities? Just highlight the 'How You Can Help' item in the menu on our website and select the relevant option to find out more and apply.

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The last few days have been hectic, so we've been unable to give proper updates; sorry about that. But, we have been very busy nonetheless.

On Wednesday night Noel Tonge was kept busy with 4 runs, including an urgent run at 4am! Earlier that day both Pat McManamon and Graham Hastings completed cross-country runs to meet Northeast bloodrunners/Bloodbikes in order to complete urgent runs to St. James's and Temple Street Hospitals respectively.

Thursday saw Jackson Hutchinson complete 2 urgent breast-milk runs for The Coombe and The Rotunda hospitals in our Annesley Williams BBE Skoda Yeti, while David Dolan met Blood Bike West to complete a blood delivery to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. On our 'normal' service, Terry Byrne and Frank Cronin completed 8 runs between them across the city.

Yesterday, Harry Duggan met our friends in Blood Bike West again for another blood run to the IBTS, while he then continued, alongside Robert Jasiewiez, to complete 6 runs between our city hospitals.

Finally, today, Albert Fagan, David Dolan and Colin Tyrrell have completed 11 runs between them.

All this coordinated by Martin Carragher on control.

That's 34 calls in 3.5 days! WOW! Thanks Guys.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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