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

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

Blood Bikes East will be attending this year's Spirit of Dunboyne event. We'll have volunteers there ready to answer your ...

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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

'TWAS NICE WHILE IT LASTED

As the Irish weather returns to something closer to normal, we look back at our service on Friday evening, which was a beautiful evening, especially comparison to today.

Peter Maguire completed two linkups with Blood Bike South, delivering packages to Tallaght Hospital and Temple St. On the city service, Ger Healy and Eryk Rawicz-Lipinski completed another 4 calls for the hospitals. Moira Donohoe continued her sterling work as controller.

Thanks to all the above for volunteering their time and providing such a professional and dedicated service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks to our wonderfully supportive 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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2 LINKUPS + 6 CITY CALLS = A BUSY NIGHT

Thursday evening kept our duty riders busy with Martin Ridge completing two linkups in the west - one with Blood Bike West and one with Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland.

Back in the city, Colin Tyrrell was kept busy by our local hospitals, delivering 7 packages across the city with destinations ranging from Beaumont to St Vincent's Hospital. Moira Donohoe continued in her role as controller.

Thanks to all for their continued dedication to provided this important 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, InCar Solutions, PLS Pharma, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN

As Ireland basks in uncharacteristic weather for May, we are all (unrealistically) projecting it onto the months of June, July and August, expecting the best Summer ever! Time to get those BBQs out!

Back in the real world, our volunteer riders continue providing a crucial service to the nation's hospitals. Andrew McKeon completed a linkup with Blood Bike South and Nicholas Donnelly met with Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland, delivering a sample to the National Virus Reference lab in UCD.

Dorota Rawicz-Lipinska was our other volunteer rider, completing 4 calls and delivering 8 packages. Finally Moira Donohoe was in control for the evening.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your 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, InCar Solutions, PLS Pharma, The Lock Doctor & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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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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