Strange Boat - Organ Donation Awareness

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Organ Donor Awareness Week 2024

The Annual Organ Donor Awareness Week which is organised by the Irish Kidney Association runs this year from 20th - 27th April. 

This year’s Organ Donor Awareness Week campaign is built around the theme

‘Don’t Leave Your Loved Ones in Doubt!’

\The key message is that members of the public can play their part in supporting organ donation for transplantation by ensuring that their families are not left in any doubt about their wishes around organ donation. i.e., they ‘have the conversation’. Sharing your wishes when you are in good health makes it a less stressful decision for your family in the event of them being approached about you being a potential organ donor. 

* Have the 'Organ Donation Conversation'

* Get an Organ Donor Card, or add Code 115 to your driving license

* Encourage friends and family to share their wishes too!

At any one time in Ireland there are between 550 and 600 people active on waiting lists for organ transplants including heart, lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas. They are all waiting on the 'Gift of Life'.


https://ika.ie/donorweek/
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