Blood Bikes Factoids

10000
Total Calls
Actioned
293000KM
Total Kilometres
Travelled
35500H
Total Volunteer Hours
Given
15400L
Total Litres Of Fuel
Consumed
€665000
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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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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BEHIND THE SCENES

Blood Bikes East is very lucky to have the expertise of it's volunteers that perform behind the scenes. It takes a lot of work to ensure that an organisation like Blood Bikes East is fully compliant with all the recommended guidelines for a Type B organisation as defined by the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations. It is people like Brendan Conroy, Denver Breslin and Franco De Bonis that work tirelessly to accomplish this.

Let's not forget the work Blood Bikes East fleet manager Paul Mc Cann does to keep the wheels turning on the Blood Bikes East Fleet. Paul often works around the clock in maintaining the fleet motorcycles to a very high standard.

Martin Farrelly ventured out to Manorstone in Co. Laois to meet with our colleagues in Blood Bike South, Martin completed a transport to Beaumount Hospital on their behalf.
Last night Blood Bike East volunteers Heiner Schuster, Tom Colley, Ger Healy and John Graham provided Blood Bikes East's Free Emergency Medical Transport Service in the capital.

Zse Varga was the volunteer duty controller.

Thank you for your service
Go raibh maith agat as do sheirbhís.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks is also due to our wonderful sponsors who support us and believe in the service we provide:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, Mr Bullbar.com, InCarSolutions.ie, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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VOLUNTEER RIDERS

On a cold and wet night, with the winds howling and visibility reduced, the prospect of heading outside may seem uninviting. Yet there are motorcyclists that venture out in these conditions, not for pleasure or reward. These ladies and gentlemen provide a service where every item carried has the potential to change a persons life and they do it on a voluntary basis.

They are Blood Bike Riders, people like Colin Tyrell, Martin Ridge, Charlie Hegarty and Stephen Faulkner. Volunteer riders who brave the elements to provide a Free Emergency Medical Transport Service to the hospitals in the greater Dublin area. Blood Bike East riders completed 7 calls last night, consisting of 10 samples(5 of which were urgent).

Blood Bikes East volunteer riders meet their counterparts from the other Blood Bike Groups outside Dublin when requested and complete transports inside Dublin on their behalf. This mutual arrangement works in the opposite direction when Blood Bike East needs to send items to hospitals outside Dublin.

"Thank you Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of Blood Bikes East, for your dedication, commitment and willingness to serve".

Last nights volunteer controller was Zse Varga.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks is also due to our wonderful sponsors who support us and believe in the service we provide:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, Mr Bullbar.com, InCarSolutions.ie, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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COORDINATION

There are various Blood Bike Groups operating in Ireland at present, there may even be one operating near you. What is the secret of their success?

Blood Bike Groups succeed because their volunteers give their time and expertise for FREE. That's right, for FREE. Every call answered, every transport completed is coordinated by each Blood Bike Groups dedicated controllers. Ordinary Ladies and gentlemen who have the responsibility of coordinating transports between the sending and receiving hospitals and laboratories.

Blood Bike Group controllers dispatch volunteer riders to facilitate the transportation of samples, medication, patient records, x-rays, documents, disks, medical devices, donated breast milk and various types of samples between hospitals and laboratories. The volunteer controllers also arrange link ups at dedicated meeting points outside normal operating areas to assist other Blood Bike Groups.

Next time you see a Blood Bike Group fundraising in your area, Please give generously, it's YOUR donations that keep our wheels turning.

Blood Bikes East is very grateful to it's volunteer controllers for their commitment to ensuring Blood Bikes East's Free Emergency Medical Transport Service is a success.

Thank you for your service
Go raibh maith agat as do sheirbhís.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Sincere thanks is also due to our wonderful sponsors who support us and believe in the service we provide:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, Mr Bullbar.com, InCarSolutions.ie, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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KILBEGGAN OR BUST

It was a cool night in Dublin and a call came in from Blood Bike West, a link up was requested by Aisling their volunteer controller. Blood Bikes East volunteer controller Anne Mc Partland contacted Blood Bikes East rider Phil Boyne who was the designated volunteer country rider. Phil Boyne travelled down to Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath and met with Blood Bike West rider Fergal Gallagher. Phil Boyne then transported a sample to Beaumount Hospital on their behalf.

Tom Martin and Brendan Magee were kept busy in the capital with 11 transports completed and 13 samples (3 of which were urgent) safely delivered. If you see a Blood Bike Rider navigating through traffic, PLEASE give them space, the items they carry have the potential to be lifechanging.

Thank you for your service
Go raibh maith agat as do sheirbhís.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks is also due to our wonderful sponsors who support us and believe in the service we provide:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, Mr Bullbar.com, InCarSolutions.ie, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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MAGNIFICENT 7

As the night slowly crept upon us, Blood Bikes East volunteers were donning their motorcycle gear and Blood Bikes East Hi-Viz jackets. Ready, willing and eager to provide a Free Emergency Medical Transport Service to the hospitals in the greater Dublin area.

It is riders like Declan Ward and Noel Tonge that help to make Blood Bikes East the success it is today. Rather than sit in the house and enjoy the creature comforts available there, these two gentlemen braved the elements to help those less fortunate than themselves.

Blood Bike East volunteer Noel Tonge headed out to Manorstone in Co. Laois to meet with our colleagues in Blood Bike South. Noel Tonge transported an urgent sample to Temple Street Children's Hospital on their behalf.

Declan Ward was kept busy as he completed 7 transports in the capital. Declan Ward provided Blood Bikes East's services to hospitals on both sides of the River Liffey.

Last night's volunteer duty controller was Anne Mc Partland.

Thank you for your service
Go raibh maith agat as do sheirbhís.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Heartfelt thanks is also due to our wonderful sponsors who support us and believe in the service we provide:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, Mr Bullbar.com, InCarSolutions.ie, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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