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

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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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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

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Spirit Of Dunboyne 2016 - Motorcycle Fair & Family Fun Day

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FESSEF Parade

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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

CERTAINTY IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

Its so important for the hospitals we server and for the patients being treated in those hospitals that the service we provide is reliable, safe and available. We endeavour to provide a service level that reflects the importance of the packages we carry every day and its mainly down to the dedication of our volunteers that we achieve this.

Last night we had two country linkups that our volunteers picked up. One to Carrickmacross to meet up with Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland in our Annesley Williams ŠKODA Ireland Yeti emergency transport vehicle. The second was to meet Blood Bike West to bring a sample to IBTS.

Our regular duty riders then completed 6 other runs between them.

Thanks to all our fantastic volunteers:
Laura Gorman (control)
Ger Healy
Jackson Hutchinson
John Barrett
Terry Byrne

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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TWO+TWO=A FULL NIGHTS COVER

Tuesday night was a relatively quiet night for our Blood Bike riders with a total of 4 callouts in total - 2 calls for our southside rider and 2 calls for our northside rider. By splitting the city in two in this way we can always ensure that we can respond quickly and effectively to a call from any of the hospitals that we cover across Dublin.

One of the calls was for a linkup with Blood Bike West to deliver a sample for testing to Temple Street Children's Hospital.

Thanks to our controller and riders for an exemplary job:
Laura Gorman (Control)
Declan Ward
Denis Molumby

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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ALWAYS READY FOR THE NEXT CALL

Following the dramatic ups and downs of last week, we head into another week of service to our hospitals, always conscious that no matter what, we will continue to answer those calls and deliver those packages.

The week started with a handover of the controller role from Paddy Crawford to Laura Gorman and then almost straight away we had a request to linkup with our colleagues in Blood Bike Mid West to deliver a sample to Temple St Children's Hospital. Brian Hally took on that task and met Dennis Connolly to complete the handover (pictured below).

Later on, there was a request for a second linkup with Blood Bike West for an urgent delivery of a disk to Beaumont. Paddy Crawford stepped up to the plate on that occasion.

In addition we had 3 other calls completed by our duty riders Pat Lennon and Noel Tonge.

Thanks to all riders and Laura on control for their excellent service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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A WEEK OF HIGHS AND LOWS

We end the week with continuing heavy hearts as we continue to hope that the brave lost heroes of Rescue 116 will be found so their families can say goodbye properly.

Meanwhile our team of volunteers had an amazing week that finished this morning after 3 days of 24/7 cover that included St. Patrick's day.

The total for yesterday finished up at a whopping 17 runs. One of those runs was a link-up that originated from CUH, where our frinds at Blood Bike South took the lead in the transport of a child's bloods that had to be sent to Temple Street for testing. We were delighted to assist the BBS team to create this vital cross-country network. Pictured is Ger Murphy who completed this linkup on his first cross country run.

That put the TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNS for the week at 73 successfully delivered packages that included:

- 7 Urgent Runs
- 155 Packages
- 9 Cross Country Runs (Assisting Blood Bike South, Northeast bloodrunners, Blood Bike Mid West, Blood Bike West and Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland)
- 1 New Volunteer

Well Done To:

Patrick Crawford - Controller
Sean O'Mahony
Anthony McInerney
Stephen Gilsenan
David Carroll
Mike Hanly
Noel Tonge
Declan Ward
Martin Ridge
Andrew McKeon
Denis Molumby
Denver Breslin
Tom Colley
John O'Brien
Brendan Kelleher
Gary Rooney
Eryk Rawicz-Lipinski
Charlie Hegarty
Heiner Schuster
Paul Jenkins
Derek Kehoe
Ger Healy
Peter Maguire
Frank Sheerin
Billy Kavanagh
Gerard Murphy
Brendan Magee
Michael Geraghty

Thanks to all for their amazing service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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8 CITY CALLS AND A NEW RIDER FOR BBE

Yesterday our 24/7 cover continued with 8 calls completed by our riders.

We also welcomed another new volunteer who did his first shift with BBE. So please join me in welcoming Ger Healy to our group. Thanks for your service Ger.

Joining Ger were Patrick Crawford (Controller), Heiner Schuster, Paul Jenkins, Derek Kehoe and Peter Maguire.

Well Done All.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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