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Blood Bike West Limited is a charitable organisation. We are a group of motorbike enthusiasts who volunteer to provide an emergency out-of-hours FREE service to the HSE in the West of Ireland.

Our Mission is to act as an Emergency Rider Voluntary Service which aims to relieve sickness and protect health by the provision of transport of urgently needed blood, blood products, patient records, drugs and other medical requirements between hospitals and blood transfusion banks, primarily but not exclusively in the Western Region.

Our services are offered to any HSE or Private Hospital / Clinic in the Western Region, on an out of hours basis from 7pm to 7am Monday to Thursday and from 7pm on Fridays to 7am on Mondays, with a complete 24hr service over the weekend and on Bank Holidays.

By providing this service we are allowing a massive saving to hospitals in terms of couriers fees, taxi fares and tying up ambulances. 

Our services are provided by volunteers, who have received advanced training through RoSPA and undergo regular reviews of their skills.  They give up their time to serve the community and save lives. Our emergency response vehicles are fully kitted out and specially adapted to carry the products. All our personnel are Garda Vetted and carry official identity cards which are worn at all times whilst on duty. 

Blood Bike West was formed in 2012 and was the first group in Ireland of its kind.

Currently there are 8 more groups in Ireland giving almost complete coverage for Ireland..

We went live in October 2012 after 12 months of planning and training.

The charity has gone from strength to strength. 

 

We are 100% volunteers.

All money we receive goes into maintaining and running our bikes and van. The busier we get the bigger our fuel bill!

Apart from petrol there is also running costs in keeping the bikes and van serviced and safe as well as the initial purchase of equipment such as Sat Navs, Trackers and kitting out the bike.

Contact Details

Unit 1F Deerpark Business Centre Claregalway Road, Oranmore, Galway, , IRELAND

http://www.bloodbikewest.ie

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 20556

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20081638

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