Mobility solutions specialist, easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has renewed its support of not-for-profit charity Blood Bikes to cover its toll charges for the next two years. Blood Bikes, which provides urgent transportation of donated blood, human tissue, breast milk, and other essential medical items to hospitals and medical centres 365 days a year, supplies its service free of charge thanks to a legion of volunteers.
Easytrip has supported the charity since April 2017 allowing Blood Bikes to continue its vital service throughout Ireland by reducing its bikers and drivers time of queuing at toll plazas to pay toll charges.
Commenting on the renewal, Colin Delaney, CEO of easytrip Ireland, says: “We are honoured to continue our support of Blood Bikes for the next two years as they continue their crucial role of safeguarding the wellbeing of patients. We regularly receive updates from the Blood Bikes team on how they are performing, and to date the impact of our partnership has been a very positive one - for example it has cut their average journey times by 40 minutes.”
Fergus Lennon, spokesperson for Blood Bikes Leinster, says: “Since we first started working with easytrip we have improved our delivery time by up to 45 per cent. This means that our time sensitive and lifesaving deliveries are made quicker which impacts positively on the patients who need the vital medical supplies we delivery. We are not exempt for toll charges like other emergency services and we need to rely 100 per cent on the support of public and private donations. The support from easytrip has been invaluable as it has not only supported the charity financially but most importantly saved valuable travel time. We look forward to working with easytrip for the next two years.”
Established in 2012, Blood Bikes is a not-for-profit Irish charity which provides a free emergency medical transport service and operates between hospitals across Ireland in the 32 counties. Its fleet is tasked with the urgent transportation of donated blood, human tissue, stem cells, organs, chemotherapy medication, breast milk, and other essential medical items to hospitals and medical centres nationwide all year round.