Strange Boat - Organ Donation Awareness


The Media highlights organ donation

During the Annual Organ Donor Awareness Week the media highlights the importance of organ donation, and features many interviews and stories of families and individuals who have been affected by organ donation and transplantation.

The Ray D'Archy Show (Tuesday, 25th March)  featured a wonderful interview with a mother of an organ donor whose generous gift saved 9 lives. Organ Donor Awareness Week begins Saturday, 29th - Sunday, 6th April.

Sandie Neff spoke affectionately and emotionally  about her son Taidhg, aged 32,  who became an organ donor following a car crash in west Cork in October 2013.  Taidhg was a professional musician, and one of his friends, singer/songwriter, Pa Curran, also spoke on the show about the release of a new song and video, titled "Unintentional Hero" which he hopes will help raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and funds for organ donor charities.

Read more and listen to a podcast of the show:

Sandie has set up a tribute facebook page toTaidhg and has plans to set up a website in his memory.


Ireland AM on TV3 carried an interview with Mary Kennedy who is this year's amabassador for organ donor awareness:

On the same programme, Liam Feeley and Louise Galvin, brother and girlfriend of the late Alan Feeley, spoke of how Alan's wishes to donate his organs were carried out when he tragically died last November, aged 28.

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