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.

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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

SERVICE WITH A SMILE

Our rider volunteers are always keen to deliver service with a smile, even when something goes wrong that we didn't expect. Last night one of our riders was handed an empty box which he went on to deliver. The mistake was discovered and he then returned to the original hospital to pick up the real delivery. All done with a smile because we just love what we do!

We'd also like to send our thanks to our new partners easytrip Ireland, who announced yesterday that they will be enabling Blood Bike riders throughout the country to pass through tolls for free. We are really delighted to be working with them.

Last night Martin Ridge and Colin Tyrrell were on duty completing a total of 10 calls - a very busy Tuesday night. Alex Fegan was on controller duty.

Thanks to all for their dedicated service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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TEMPERATURE DROPS BUT WE KEEP GOING

As a northerly airflow moves over the country bringing temperatures down to near zero, our riders are reminded that they must always dress for any weather, no matter the time of year - it is Ireland we live in after all!

Last night, Alex Fegan took over as controller for the week, relieving Paul McCann - thanks Paul for covering over the last week and thanks also to Alex.

In addition we had two duty riders, Sean O'Mahony and Pat McManamon and Michael Geraghty stepped up to cover a linkup with Blood Bike Mid West, delivering a sample to Temple St.

Thanks guys for giving up your time on a cold Monday evening.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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THANK YOU easytrip Ireland!

Many months ago, our founding member and former chairman, Pat McCabe, contacted EasyTrip about the possibility of allowing our vehicles to enjoy free passage through the country's toll booths.

EasyTrip were not fully aware of the vital work we, along with our fellow Blood Bike groups, carry out.

But after many months of discussions to work out the details, we are delighted to announce that EasyTrip have very generously agreed to sponsor not only BBE's vehicles, but those of all official vehicles of the registered Blood Bikes groups across the country.

Thanks to Pat for the diligent work in his already busy schedule. And thanks to EasyTrip for their support!

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WE DELIVER ON YOUR BEHALF

Our 24/7 weekend cover has come to an end, but rest assured that our normal out of hours Free Emergency Medical Transport Service will continue from 7pm tonight.

It's been a busy week for Blood Bikes East. Since Tuesday we have completed 65 transports consisting of 87 samples (6 of which were urgent), 2 documents, 1 medical device and 1 disk. Our ROSPA accredited riders completed 6 link ups with our colleagues in Blood Bike South, Blood Bike West and Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland.

None of this would be possible without our volunteers, men and women who give up their family time to volunteer. Time given freely to ensure that Blood Bikes East continues to grow and serve the hospitals in Dublin.

Thank You for your continued service.

Paul Mc Cann was the maestro on control for the week, coordinating link ups and ensuring that the capitals hospitals were covered.

The gentlemen who were the duty riders for the week were:

Josh Moonman
Derek Kehoe
Graham Hastings
Mike Hanly
Brendan Magee
Michael Geraghty
Noel Tonge
Declan Ward
Daryl D'Art
Thomas Vincent
Brian O' Callaghan
Gary Rooney
Mono Cahill
Gary Duff
Ger Healy
Gerard Murphy
Albert Fagan
Brendan Conroy
Mark Quinn

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Blood Bikes East would like to thank it's sponsors for their continued support and unwavering belief in the service we provide:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, AXA Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, PLS Pharma,The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates
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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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