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

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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 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

FULL THROTTLE TUESDAY

Well, Tuesday evening turned out to be a super busy evening for Blood Bikes East with no less than 3 linkups (2 with our colleagues in Blood Bike West and 1 with Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland). All linkups were handled by Jamie Helly.

Meanwhile on the city service, we answered 11 calls and delivered 17 packages in total. Thanks to Denis Molumby and Brian O'Callaghan for giving up a lovely evening to serve the City hospitals and their patients. Our duty controller was Moira Donohoe.

Thanks to all our volunteers and supporters. We couldn't do it without you.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Our very generous sponsors:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, AXA Ireland, easytrip Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, InCar Solutions, PLS Pharma, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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STANDING UNITED

After the terrible news from Manchester last night, no right-thinking person will be able to understand the motivation of someone to carry out such an act.

All we can do at such times is to stand together and remember whats important to us all - family, friends, loved ones and the wider community that we are all a part of.

We must continue to go about our daily lives and to live our lives to the full, ensuring that fear does not win out over hope.

Standing with our community is exactly what our volunteer Blood Bike riders do every day and will continue to do, no matter what.

Last night, Brian O'Callaghan and Phil Kelly were our volunteer riders, with our newest controller Martina Folan coordinating the service and answering 6 calls. Thank you all and thank you to all volunteers in whatever guise that provide the glue that keeps our communities strong and united.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks to our sponsors for supporting us in what we do:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, AXA Ireland, easytrip Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, InCar Solutions, PLS Pharma, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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AS DAWN BREAKS

Our 24/7 weekend cover has come to an end and we resume our normal weekday cover. But first lets look at how we performed. Yesterdays volunteer duty riders completed 12 transports, delivering 13 samples (7 of which were urgent). Our volunteer duty riders and controllers give their free time to make a difference and to help our nations hospitals save money.

HOW do we save the hospitals money? We provide a Free Emergency Medical Transport Service. The money we save the hospitals goes directly back into patient care and front line services.

Last night Martina Folan performed admirably on controller duty.
Yesterdays volunteer duty riders were Albert Fagan,Phil Boyne and Brendan Kelleher.

So to recap over the week from Monday May 15th to Sunday May 21st. Our volunteer riders completed 48 transports consisting of 3 sets of documents (1 of which was urgent) and 63 samples (10 of which were urgent).

Last weeks volunteer duty controller was Martina Folan and it was her first week on controller duty. Thank you Martina Folan for helping to make a difference.

Our volunteer duty riders who so kindly complete the transports on Blood Bikes East behalf are :

Colin Tyrrell
Graham Hastings
Barry Ryan
Ger Healy
Phil Kelly
Alfie Brown
Thomas Vincent
Sean O'Mahony
Phil Boyne
Nicholas Donnelly
John O'Brien
Harry Duggan
Gary Rooney
Martin Ridge
Patrick Crawford
Stephen Dolan
Derek Kehoe
Albert Fagan
Brendan Kelleher

Thank you gentlemen for your continued service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

All our good work is made possible by our wonderful sponsors:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, AXA Ireland, easytrip Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, InCar Solutions, PLS Pharma, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last night our Blood Bikes East volunteer riders had a busy night. 16 transports were completed and 20 samples were delivered, 10 of which were urgent. Our volunteer riders take great care of the items they carry, whether its samples,charts, discs or medical devices.

Whether it is a standard sample or an urgent sample, Blood Bikes East volunteer riders adhere to the rules of the road. Our volunteers are ordinary people like you, who help to make a difference.

If YOU would like to help make a difference, visit our website at www.bloodbikeseast.ie and fill out the volunteer application. Or alternatively you can visit our website and donate.
Thank you in advance.

Last nights controller was Martina Folan .
The duty riders were Stephen Dolan, Derek Kehoe and Paddy Crawford.
Thank you or your continued service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Heartfelt thanks to our benevolent sponsors.
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, AXA Ireland, easytrip Ireland, Bikeworld Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, InCar Solutions, PLS Pharma, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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A HELPING HAND

At Blood Bikes East we always welcome new volunteers with open arms. Whether you volunteer as a rider, controller or fundraiser, you will help to make a difference. Blood Bikes East provides a Free Emergency Medical Transport Service to the hospitals in the nations capital. Last night our duty riders completed 4 transports consisting of 3 samples and 1 set of documents.

Last night Paul Mc Cann handed over controller duties to our newest volunteer, Martina Folan. Welcome aboard Martina and thank you for volunteering as a controller. Blood Bikes East controllers coordinate the volunteer riders around the city and facilitate the link ups with other blood bikes groups around our nation.

Last nights controllers were Paul Mc Cann and Martina Folan.
The duty riders were Gary Rooney and Harry Duggan.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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