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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 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


The time has come to say goodbye to a trusted friend and to look into the future with the new kid on the block. THANK'S to the generosity and support of Annesley Williams and ŠKODA Ireland we are handing back our trustworthy Skoda Yeti and welcoming our NEW Skoda Karoq.

Annesley Williams and ŠKODA Ireland co-sponsored the Skoda Yeti vehicle for Blood Bikes East in the past and continue to co-sponsor us in the future with the NEW Skoda Karoq .This vehicle will allow us to continue to provide our Free Emergency Medical Transport Service in the harshest weather that Mother Nature has in her arsenal.

The Blood Bikes East volunteers who provided our service last night were Phil Boyne, Gary Duff, Paul Jenkins, John O' Brien and Tom Martin. These gentlemen completed 14 transports which consisted of 1 set of documents and 24 samples (14 of which were urgent).

Una Kelly and Anne Mc Partland were the ladies who were on volunteer controller duty last night.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors for believing in us and the service we provide:
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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As today is a Bank Holiday, Blood Bikes East continues to offer a 24 hour service right through to 6am tomorrow morning. Its been a fantastic week with lots of activities and some very busy service.

Yesterday was particularly busy, with no less than TWENTY-FOUR calls across Sunday. This is a huge number and the fact that we could handle that volume in such challenging conditions is a testament to both our set of volunteers and to the well equipped fleet supported by our sponsors. In particular, the ŠKODA Ireland Yeti donated by Annesley Williams has been invaluable.

On duty in the snow yesterday were Michael Geraghty, Phil Boyne, Brendan Conroy, Brendan Keating, Robert Byrne and Stephen Dolan.

Across the last seven days, we've been privileged to have the following set of riders providing the Blood Bike service:
Tomas McCarthy
Jackson Hutchinson
Brendan Conroy
Martin Ridge
David Carroll
Feilim Mac Criosta
Tom Martin
Moira Donohoe
Andrew McKeon
Denis Molumby
John Neville
Martin Farrelly
Colin Tyrrell
Brian Ryan
Phil Boyne
Barry Christie
Michael Geraghty
Robert Byrne
Brendan Keating
Stephen Dolan

And of course, we have to mention our wonderful controllers. Una Kelly was on duty all week with Mark Quinn picking up the phone on a number of occasions also. The team completed the week with a grand total of EIGHTY-ONE calls and ONE HUNDRED AND NINE packages delivered.

Thank you one and all for your efforts and your time.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks also due to our sponsors:
Annesley Williams, Skoda Ireland, Zurich, Arachas Insurance, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems,, IPB Insurance, AXA Ireland, easytrip Ireland, Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown,, PLS Pharma, Bikeworld Ireland, Mr Bullbar, Motorcycle valeting Dublin & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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St Patrick's Day 2018 will go down as a super day for Rugby, Blood Bikes East and Ireland in general! Blood Bikes East was very busy, appearing in two parades as well as visiting An tUachtaráin, Michael D. Higgins to take part in a celebration of all groups involved in organ donation.

We are very proud of our volunteers, our fleet and the service we provide and were delighted to take part in all these events. Big thanks to our volunteers who represented the organisation at each of these celebrations..

Of course, normal service continued right through the day, with 15 calls through the day, answered by our volunteers Brian Ryan, Colin Tyrrell, Phil Boyne, Jackson Hutchinson, Tomas McCarthy, Moira Donohoe and Barry Christie, with Una Kelly handling all the calls to the controller phone. Huge thanks to all involved in both the events on Saturday and the normal service around the city.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes

Thanks also due to our sponsors, who support us day in, day out:
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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Some of you may have seen that President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins hosted a reception, in Áras an Uachtaráin, for individuals and groups that have made a particular contribution to Irish society.

Specifically it paid tribute to people who have donated organs, as well as to recipients and medical personnel involved in transplant operations.

BBE were humbled and delighted to receive an invite to attend, and a small contingent, on behalf of all of our volunteers, along with representatives of Blood Bike South and Blood Bike Mid West, were in attendance. We even made the President’s official FaceBook post!

President Higgins spoke beautifully about the strength and courage of those who donate organs, the families of loved ones who die and agree to have their organs donated, along with those who receive those organs. He also paid tribute to the medical staff who have worked so hard for decades, saving and giving a wonderful quality of life to hundreds of people each year.

Our vehicles (the Annesley Williams ŠKODA Ireland sponsored Karoq, along with our Zurich Insurance Company and Arachas Insurance sponsored bikes) looked the business in front of the Áras.

All in all an incredible day!

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go leir! On this day, our national holiday, we have been proud to take part in a number of parades around the county. This is a great opportunity to show off our fleet of vehicles that we are hugely proud of and to raise awareness of the Blood Bikes service in the general public. Awareness leads to new volunteers, which is crucial to keep the service going.

So, we are delighted to welcome four new recruits to the roster. Paul Donnelly, Gavin Malone, Jack O'Callaghan and Stewart Andrews all went out on familiarisation sessions with seasoned volunteers David Carroll, Colin Tyrell and Ger Murphy. Having completed this session, they are now fully fledged Blood Bike East riders. Welcome to the team!

While completing the familiarisation rides, they also answered calls for us. David Carroll, Martin Farrelly and John Neville were on duty last night with 9 calls between them. Mark Quinn and Una Kelly were on controller duty.

Thank you all and a very warm welcome to our new recruits.

#RidersForLife #AllVolunteers #WhatWeDo #BloodBikes
Thanks also due to our sponsors:
Annesley Williamsams, ŠKODA Ireland, Zurich Life Assurance plc, Arachas Insurance, Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours, ID Security Systems, InCar Solutions, IPB Insurance, Mr Bullbar & #EveryoneWhoDonates

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