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FUELED UP Coronavirus in Ireland – Biker group transporting Covid-19 tests will be provided free fuel from retail giant Maxol

MAXOL will provide free fuel to the Blood Bikes East motorcycle group who are helping the HSE transport Covid-19 tests.

The Irish Sun yesterday printed a call for help in fundraising from Blood Bike East riders who are running out of fuel money as demand on their services tripled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

 Blood Bike East’s Feilim Mac Criosta
Blood Bike East’s Feilim Mac Criosta
 CEO of Maxol Brian Donaldson
CEO of Maxol Brian Donaldson

CRITICAL SERVICE

Last week, we revealed how the motorcycle group, who usually transport blood donations and donor breast milk between medical facilities, are helping Ireland’s fight against coronavirus by delivering test swabs to labs across the country.

However, Blood Bike East’s Feilim Mac Criosta told the Irish Sun the crisis is putting financial pressure on the group.

He said: “It’s basically just for fuel. Our average monthly cost on fuel was €2,200 but now it’s probably gone into treble that now because of the Covid-19.

“We have three cars now and seven motorcyclists on the go now in Blood Bikes East alone.

Service station giant Maxol heard the Blood Bikes East call for help and have announced that they will provide free fuel to the bikers to help them keep up their vital work.