Support your local businesses and increase Organ Donor Awareness. www.giftsandvouchers.ie are offfering IIA members a 5% discount and they will also match their 5% with a donation to the Irish Kidney Association. This offer is valid until 7/4/09. Just enter "kidney" when you get to your shopping cart.
It is Organ Donor Awareness Week this week which is organised by the Irish Kidney Association and supported by the Irish Donor Network takes place from 28th March until 4th April 2009. The annual life saving awareness campaign aims to highlight to the general public the plight of people with organ failure and the ongoing need for organ donation for transplantation encouraging more people to make an informed decision to carry an organ donor card and to donate their organs in the event of their untimely death. There are currently over 600 people in Ireland awaiting life saving transplant operations.In Ireland last year, there were 146 kidney transplants, 58 liver, 4 heart and 4 lung transplants. 12 pancreas were transplanted simultaneously with a kidney transplant.
Sian Maloney, the Owner of www.giftsandvouchers.ie, is the fortunate recepient of a kidney transplant. Sian and her Family know how invaluable these donor cards are and how important it is that people tell there family of their wishes. You can apply online for a card or call 1890 543639.