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

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.

Upcoming & Recent Events

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BBE At Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show 2017

We are delighted to confirm our attendance at the 2017 Motorbike and Scooter Show at the RDS from the 3rd ...

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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

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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 Greater Dublin area over €500,000 since our inception in 2013, with the majority of that saving occurring in 2015 and 2016. Indeed, 2016 surpassed all previous records, as we completed 3,528 medical transports.

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

AT YOUR SERVICE

Blood Bikes East rider Graham Hastings Met with our colleagues from Blood Bike West, Graham completed an urgent transport to Temple Street Hospital on their behalf. Next time you see a Blood Bike Rider in a service station, fuelling up, taking a break or facilitating a link up. Just imagine, that could be You!

Last night our duty riders completed 15 transports in the capital, ranging from samples to an urgent disk for Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin. Our volunteer riders take the utmost care with every transport, ensuring that every item we transport arrives safely.

Last night Paul Mc Cann was our duty controller.
Our volunteer duty riders were :
Mono Cahill
Gary Duff
Ger Healy
Gerard Murphy
Albert Fagan
Graham Hastings
Thank You for your continued service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks to our kind sponsors:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, AXA Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, PLS Pharma,The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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NEW RIDERS & ANOTHER ADVANCED RIDER

We've had a great week! Earlier in the week Frank Sheerin passed his #ROSPA Advanced Riding exam to Silver grade. Brilliant Frank and well done.

Today, Graham Hastings, assisted by Paddy Crawford and Phil Kelly, took 8 new volunteer riders through the final stage of our onboarding process, the Familiarization Day. They were shown the process for checking a bike out and in at the depot, and then visited all our hospitals to see where pickups and drop-offs are made.

Excellent work and we look forward to seeing all the new volunteers on the roster soon!

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, @AXA AXA Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, PLS Pharma, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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WEEKEND COVER

Blood Bikes East weekend cover started last night, our weekend cover begins at 7pm on Friday and finishes at 7am on Monday. Our volunteer riders provide a Free Emergency Medical Transport service to the Hospitals in Dublin.

Last night our duty riders completed 7 transports in the capital, servicing hospitals on both sides of the River Liffey. Our final call was completed at 03.10am.

Paul Mc Cann was our Duty controller.
Last nights duty riders were Gary Rooney and Brian O' Callaghan

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Sincere thanks to our kind sponsors:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, AXA Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, PLS Pharma,, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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SATURDAY RIDER SAFETY

Sixth Sense

Here's a great video by the legendary Mick Doohan with some really great insights for new riders or reminders for veteran riders.

Among many things he tells us about building up your 'Sixth Sense'. In part this is about increasing observation of things like road signs, that can alert us to possible dangers, but additionally, it's about always thinking of what could happen next or what could be around the next corner and preparing for it before it does happen.

Have a look here:
www.facebook.com/TMRQld/videos/1124090147633867/

Bottom line, if you're treating the public roads like a closed race track - sooner or later, you're gonna have a bad time!

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World MotoGP champion Mick Doohan shares some tips for road craft for motorcyclists in the final #SixthSense video.
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NORTH AND SOUTH

Last night was a busy one for Blood Bikes East, we covered two link ups yesterday and answered seven hospital calls in the capital. Our first link up was with Blood Bike South, Declan Ward completed this transport to Temple Street Children's Hospital on their behalf.

Our second link up was with Pat Porter from Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland. Brian O' Callaghan from Blood Bikes East completed this transport to the Mater Hospital on their behalf. Brian used our fabulous Skoda Yeti which is co-funded by Annesley Williams and ŠKODA Ireland.

Paul Mc Cann was our controller who coordinated the link ups and city hospital calls.
Our duty riders were Daryl D'Art and Thomas Vincent who answered our Dublin City's Hospital calls.
Thank You Gentlemen for your continued service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Heartfelt Thanks to our kind sponsors:
Annesley Williams, SKODA Ireland, AXA Ireland,Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, PLS Pharma, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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