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Blood Bike West  Volunteer Bike Service providing a free service to the HSE in the West

http://www.bloodbikewest.ie/

Maria in the lab in UCHG receiving an urgent package from Galway Hospice this evening. Once again Brian O'Donnell stepped in to cover the call as our other rider is gone cross country β˜„

Our rider Ray had a busy shift with two runs to Centra Kilbeggan to meet Blood Bikes East with paitent files for Crumlin and scan disk from Tallaght hospital. While he was on the road a call came in to meet Bloodbikesnorthwest.Ireland to deliver a scan disk to University Hospital Galway Ivor Curley hopped on his own bike and completed that task but while he was gone a call came in from Galway Hospice to deliver samples to the labs, Brian O Donnell answered that call so we had 3 bikes on the go. Well done lads and to controller Vincent Knight πŸ‘πŸ‘

This top box was found on the road between Loughrea and Kilreekill this afternoon by one of our bloodbikers. Please share and pm us if you know the owner.

We would like to express a huge congratulations to one of our newest members Rob McGrath on achieving RoSPA Gold today. All our riders are trained to the highest standard in safety and efficency. Well done Rob β˜„πŸ†

The phone went at 6.30pm a lovely lady from Bons Secours Hospital Galway asked us if we could collect scans and important documents for a paitent to be brought up to a Neurosurgeon in The Hermitage Medical Clinic, it's Thursday very busy around Galway with ladies day at the races. Of course none of this bothers us, Seamus Clancy hopped on his bike and once again met with Peter from Blood Bikes East and managed to have the documents delivered at 10pm. Our controller Kerrieann dressed up for the day that's in it in our lovely new crew jackets πŸ˜‰

Hi all, if you feel like you are having a bad day head over to this page and read the positive messages from this father of 3 small children who is battling brain and spine cancer. In Blood Bike West we are made aware every single day of what people have to battle. When we pick up that phone it's not a pizza delivery on the other end it's literally someone's life in our hands. Whether it's urgent blood tests or scans or breast milk we will deliver. We don't discriminate between private or public, we serve the paitent. We love what we do #givingsomethingback #itswhatwedo

Yesterday when most of Galway were enjoying The Galway Races Seamus Clancy responded to an urgent call to bring bloods from ICU University College Hospital Galway and met in Centra Kilbeggan with Peter Maguire from Blood Bikes East who went on to deliver it safely to St James hospital Dublin. Working together in harmony serving the countries hospitals 365 days a year. 100% voluntary.

This day last year we had completed 125 calls from the 1st January 2016 to 30th July. Today as of 19.20pm we have 272 calls completed since Jan 1st. That is 147 more calls in the same time period. Our riders are now guaranteed to have at least 2 calls per shift. That means a lot more fuel, more tyres, more services which means we need more money. We are forever grateful for all those businesses that support us to The Galway Plaza Sean Griffin Galway Motorcycle Mechanic Crystal Valet Centres Northgate Vehicle Hire Bluebird Care Galway Tesco Ireland Tesco Oranmore Joyces 365 Supermacs. To Mary in an an Garda Siochana Galway for always being helpful with the permits.
If anyone knows of any business that would like to support us or if anyone has any fundraising ideas could you contact our fundraising manager Kerrieann at kerrieann.faherty@bloodbikewest.ie
We are 100% volunteer led and every penny goes back into providing the service to make paitent care better #bloodbikeangels

Michael Rooney completed two calls yesterday one between Galway Hospice and UCHG while there he picked up a package and delivered it safely to the Galway & Limerick Clinic.

We would like to extend a massive thank you to Brian from Brian O'Donnell Landscaping for providing us with this parrot hands free kit for our Northgate Vehicle Hire van. Also a massive thank you to Jeremy from Auto Electrical Concepts for fitting it free of charge. And last but not least Crystal Clean wood Quay for having it shiny and clean ready for the tasks ahead.

A massive thank you to all the crew that braved the rain today and shook buckets on Shop Street in Galway city. Also to each and every supporter that threw a few euro in the bucket or stopped to chat we thank you from the bottom of our hearts without your support we wouldn't be able to do what we do. We are 100% voluntary and rely soley on donations and sponsership. Thank you from us all in Blood Bike West. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bluebird Care Galway, Crystal Valet Centres, easytrip Ireland, Northgate Vehicle Hire, Centra Kilbeggan, Sean Griffin Galway Motorcycle Mechanic for all the support and funding.

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