Support during crisis: Maxol provides fuel to keep Blood Bikes on the road

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Blood Bikes East provides a critical service
***NO FEE PIC *** 26/07/2018 , Dublin. Photo: Finbarr O Rourke

Following a call from Blood Bikes East for donations during the COVID-19 crisis after an upsurge in demand for their services, The Maxol Group has offered to provide fuel to the voluntary organisation for its fleet of emergency medical transport.

Blood Bikes East’s work is 100% funded by sponsorships and donations, and fuel is one of the organisation’s biggest overheads in keeping bikes on the road 24 hours a day.
The volunteers provide a free out of hours emergency medical transport service to 22 hospitals and to many families with sick children in Dublin and the Leinster area. Safe medical transport is provided for blood and blood products, samples for testing, test results, transplant related tissue and medical products, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

By using Blood Bikes East, hospitals do not have to deploy their own staff or transport, saving much-needed resources and time.

Brian Donaldson, CEO, The Maxol Group said: “Blood Bikes East provides a critical service and it was a practical way for us to do something that would have an immediate impact at a time when resources are stretched and donations have dropped. We are so grateful to the volunteers at Blood Bikes East and all those working in the health service that are working tirelessly to get us through the crisis, and we are delighted to be able to provide fuel to keep their transport on the road.”

To donate or for more information on Blood Bikes east: www.bloodbikeseast.ie