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Organ Donor Awareness Week

Mon, 3 April 2017

Organ Donor Awareness Week

600 - that's the number of people in Ireland that are awaiting life-saving organ transplants. 

This week marks Organ Donor Awareness Week, and the Irish Kidney Association is urging everyone to have a discussion with their loved ones about their wishes around organ donation.

Isabel Terry from Cork has been waiting 14 years for a transplant. She is now on 24 hour oxygen and is on the waiting list for a double lung and heart transplant. 

Isabel joined us alongside Mark Murphy, the Chief Executive of the Irish Kidney Association.


Organ Donor Cards can be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association LoCall 1890 543639 or Freetext the word DONOR to 50050. Visit website www.ika.ie You can now download the IKA's new digital donor card by visiting www.donor.ie on your smartphone.

Watch the full interview below:

 

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