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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WEEKEND SERVICE BEGINS

And so another week comes to a close. Across the city, commuters make their way home, looking forward to the weekend. But for Blood Bikes East, this marks the start of our continuous weekend service, serving the Dublin hospitals from 7pm Friday to 6am Monday morning.

Fridays city shift kicked off with 7 calls for the volunteers on duty - Brendan Conroy and Billy Redmond.

Earlier in the day, Moira Donohoe graciously headed out in the freezing morning air for a 6am meetup with Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes - CCBB Charity Est. 2016, for onward delivery to Temple St. An almost daily linkup at this stage!

Una Kelly continued on control, her 8th day in a row (and she's still on duty today!)

Thank you all for your time and effort.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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SATURDAY RIDER SAFETY
Low Speed Turns

One of the key skills needed for bike riding is the ability to make tight turns and generally control your bike at low speeds.

Most of us will have seen the videos of advanced riders like police bikers, making seemingly impossible turns. So how do they do it?

Well here are 2 links with videos that have a common thread showing a few tips that will help.

1) youtu.be/roY9kYMT4ts
This video highlights a technique called the 'teardrop maneuver'.

2) How to U-Turn on an Adventure Bike
This video shows general tight turning technique and also how to adapt it for low-traction surfaces.

#RideSafRoSPAARospaiart Iartrs RoSPA Rospaiart Iart

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EARLY MORNING START

Mornings have been very cold this week, which makes it very hard to get out of our warm and toasty beds. However, often times Blood Bikes East gets requests for linkups very early in the morning and we have a wonderful group of volunteers that are happy to make the effort to carry out these calls.

Early on Thursday morning, Ger Healy was one such volunteer, travelling out to Clonee to meetup with Dylan Owen from Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes - CCBB Charity Est. 2016 at 6:30am. He collected some samples and transported them to Temple St Children's hospital before 7:30am.

Our normal service in the city commenced at 7pm, with Ger Healy and Denis Molumby covering 7 calls across the city. Una Kelly continues as controller.

Thank you all for your wonderful work helping our hospitals and the patients being treated by the hospitals.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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LINKING GROUPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

We are always available to linkup with other Blood Bike groups around the country and this week has been especially busy in that regard. On Wednesday alone, we had three separate linkups - Gerard Murphy met with Blood Bike Mid West at about lunch time for an urgent delivery to Temple St and then also met with Cú Chulainn Blood Bikes - CCBB Charity Est. 2016 about 4pm for a delivery to Crumlin.

Later on that evening, Albert Fagan met Blood Bike West in Kilbeggan for another delivery to Crumlin.

Back in the city, Martin Ridge and Brendan Keating covered an additional 10 calls for the city hospitals, while Una Kelly continues her stint on control.

Thank you one and all for the great work you are doing.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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NORTHERLY MEETUP

Tuesday evening may have seen a countrywide weather warning and snow/sleet across the country, but the service offered by Blood Bikes East must continue. It's on evenings like this, that the Skoda Yeti, generously provided to us by Annesley Williams and ŠKODA Ireland comes in so handy.

On Tuesday evening, Declan Ward took the Yeti for a trip up north to meet with our colleagues in Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland and collect a package for onward delivery to St James' Hospital in Dublin.

Meanwhile, back in the city, Noel Tonge and Colin Tyrrell covered another 10 calls between them, another fantastic night of service from BBE. Una Kelly continues her time as controller, answering the phone 24/7 and ensuring that the riders are deployed in an efficient manner.

Thank you all for your continued service.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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