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)

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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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SPONSORED RUN

We are all familiar with the term sponsored run, but did you know that by becoming a sponsor of Blood Bikes East​, YOU can help us to continue our run. Blood Bikes East's Free Emergency Medical Transport Service runs every day throughout the year, that's right, every day. From 7pm till 6am Monday through Thursday and from 7pm Friday till 6am on Monday.

Wouldn't it be amazing if YOU or YOUR company became a Blood Bikes East sponsor and helped this invaluable service keep on running? If you would like to become a sponsor, PLEASE visit our website at www.bloodbikeseast.ie and follow the links to become a sponsor.

If YOU would like to make a one off donation or become a regular contributor, Please visit our website at www.bloodbikeseast.ie and follow the links to donate.

Help us to help others
Thank you.

Last nights volunteer riders were Tom Martin and Mark Quinn.
The volunteer controller was Una Kelly

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

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

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

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NIGHT VISION

As the nights get darker earlier and the weather turns wintry, remember to wrap up well and wear hi-viz clothing. Whether you cycle, drive or ride a motorcycle. The most common excuse used in an accident is 'I didn't see them'. Stay visible by lighting up(headlights) and wearing hi-viz.

Not every accident is avoidable(the ability to read the minds of other road users is still unattainable), by being visible you can reduce the chance of it happening to you. Blood Bikes East volunteers utilise a fleet of motorcycles and a Skoda Yeti car, which have reflective decals in order to be visible at night. Stay safe!

Last nights volunteer riders were Spartak Nikolla and Frank Sheerin.
Blood Bikes East volunteer riders completed 9 transports consisting of 9 samples(3 of which were urgent).

Last nights volunteer controller was Una Kelly. Una Kelly is tasked with coordinating the transports between the hospitals and labs.

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

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EVERY PENNY COUNTS

Blood Bikes East provides a Free Emergency Medical Transport Service to the hospitals in the greater Dublin area. Blood Bikes East's volunteer riders can often be seen travelling across Dublin as they transport various items between hospitals and labs. Every transport completed by Blood Bikes East volunteer riders saves the hospitals valuable funds.

As funding get tighter as the year draws to a close, the demand on Blood Bikes East's Free Emergency Medical Transport Service increases. As Blood Bikes East is 100% volunteer run and 100% funded by donations and sponsorship, every penny(cent) we receive goes back into providing our invaluable service.

If YOU or YOUR company would like to help keep OUR wheels turning, PLEASE visit our website at www.bloodbikeseast.ie and follow the links to make a donation or become a sponsor.

Last nights controller was Una Kelly.
The volunteer duty riders were John O' Brien and Arthur Cagney.

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, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, InCar Solutions, IPB Insurance & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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'YOU WOULDN'T PUT A DOG OUT IN THAT!'

Last night as people passed the hours away sitting on the sofa watching television, furtively gazing out the window at the horrible night outside. 'You wouldn't put a dog out in that' was a phrase commonly used over hot cups of tea and the occasional hot whiskey.

For people like Noel Tonge and Colin Tyrell, there was no avoiding the horrendous night ahead. As the calls came in from the hospitals, this dynamic duo of Blood Bikes East volunteer riders took to the streets and answered calls throughout the night.

Blood Bikes East volunteer rider Arthur Cagney completed an early morning transport to Our Lady's Hospital For Sick Children. Blood Bikes East volunteer riders completed 7 transports last night, consisting of 8 samples(2 of which were urgent)

Last nights volunteer controller was Una Kelly.

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

Join Us Or Donate At: www.bloodbikeseast.ie
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