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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Family Fun Day

Celebrating 10,000 Completed Medical Transports BBE is delighted to announce that we completed our 10,000th emergency medical transport for our Dublin ...

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Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt Bag-Pack (26th of August 2017)

We'll be in attendance in Dunnes Stores in Cornelscourt on the 26th of August, 2017. It's a bag-pack day where our ...

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Kilbarrack Fire Station Open Day (8th of July 2017)

There's not a lot that's more fun in the world to small (and big) kids than having a poke around ...

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Bloomfields Shopping Centre Fundraiser (30th June and 1st of July 2017)

We'll be in attendance at Bloomfields Shopping Centre in Dun Laoghaire on the 30th of June and 1st of July 2017. If you're interested ...

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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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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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DID YOU SEE THE SUNSET?

You may not have seen the sunset on Monday, but the Blood Bikes East volunteers did. Our volunteer riders completed 9 transports in the capital last night, consisting of 2 patient charts and 11 samples (2 of which were urgent). As our Free Emergency Medical Transport Service continues to grow in demand, Blood Bikes East volunteer riders continue to meet that demand.

Last nights volunteer controller was Paddy Crawford, Paddy Crawford was responsible for answering calls through the night from the various hospitals
The volunteer riders who completed the transports in the capital were Colin Tyrell, John Neville and Pat Mc Manamon.

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:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, AXA Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, InCar Solutions, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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It Takes A Special Kind Of Person!

We had a busy week that took a real team effort and culminated with an event to celebrate 10,000 runs and normal duties on a very busy All-Ireland final weekend.

So thanks to the following volunteers who gave up so much of their valuable time and went out in the wet and dark to make those all important transports:

Controller - Patrick Crawford
Jamie Helly
John O'Brien
Niall McCarthy
Denis Molumby
Robert Clarke
Declan Ward
Féilím Mac Críosta
John Nevile
Martin Ridge
Eryk Rawicz-Lipinski
Stanley Faulkner
Stephen Farrell
Gary Duff
John Graham
Larry Coady
Brendan Kelleher

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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3 IN A ROW FOR THE BOYS IN BLUE

Congratulations to the Dubs on their historic win and commiserations to Mayo - it was a nail-biting final that could have gone to either side.

While most of the city was either in Croke Park, or watching it on the TV, the dedicated Blood Bikes East riders on duty for the day were criss-crossing the city completing emergency medical transports for our hospitals and all for FREE.

We want to extend our sincere thanks to Gary Duff, Féilím Mac Críosta and John Graham who provided city wide cover for the 24 hours from 9am Saturday to 9am Sunday, while also dropping into the Family Fun day that was held in Annesley Williams to join in the fun.

Thank you all for your service and thanks also to Paddy Crawford, continuing his controller duties while also serving as Chairman! How he finds time for the day job, we'll never know.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Our sponsors, who keep us on the road are also due huge thanks:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, AXA Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, InCar Solutions, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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DID EVERYONE HAVE FUN?

As we wind down from the fun day held at Annesley Williams today, we hope everyone enjoyed themselves, despite the turn in the weather. As the normal work of Blood Bikes East continues as normal, we wanted to give a short update on our activity on Friday evening.

Eryk Rawicz-Lipinski, Stanley Faulkner and Stephen Farrell were on duty from 7pm Friday through to 9am on Saturday morning and in that time, they completed 5 calls, with an URGENT milk run from the Rotunda to Crumlin. Paddy Crawford continued his weeks stint as controller.

Thank you to all for their dedication and professionalism.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks also due to our sponsors:
Annesley Williams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, AXA Ireland, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, InCar Solutions, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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