Blood Bikes Factoids

5500
Total Calls
Actioned
150000KM
Total Kilometres
Travelled
18500H
Total Volunteer Hours
Given
7800L
Total Litres Of Fuel
Consumed
€370000
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 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 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 Bike East Volunteer Information Morning

July 30, 2016, 10:00am - July 30, 2016, 8:00am

Bikeworld Ireland

Information morning for those wishing to find out more about what we do as a charity.
Pop on down and have a chat to some of the crew!!

Only three hours and twenty four minutes into the last 12 hour shift of the week, but the first shift of continuous weekend cover, Frank Sheerin responded when our newest controller, Paul McCann, asked for assistance. Frank completed his first country run with Blood Bikes East - Dublin city's only blood bike group serving the city and the East coast. Frank travelled down to Portlaoise to meet up with Blood Bike South to collect two emergency items for two different Dublin City Hospitals. Minutes after, Joe Egan volunteered to travel to Castleblaney to collect an urgent consignment for delivery in Dublin. Meanwhile Eddie O'Friel, on his second consecutive night of volunteering, has, in the same two hours, completed 5 urgent requests for the city's hospitals. BLOOD BIKES EAST - a fantastic bunch of volunteers helping the HSE save money - DON'T YA JUST WANT TO JOIN THEM!!
Annesley Williams DoneDeal.ie AXA Ireland GP NOW Clinics PLS Pharma Bikeworld Ireland
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