Martin Heydon backs awareness campaign
Carrying an Organ Donor Card can save lives, Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon, has said. Speaking during Organ Donor Awareness Week 2018, Deputy Heydon emphasised the importance of raising awareness of organ donation.
Organ Donor Awareness Week 2018 runs from last Saturday until Saturday April 7.
“I am proud to support this annual life-saving awareness campaign organised by the Irish Kidney Association and supported by the ODTI (Organ Donation Transplantation Ireland).”
He added: “This is an issue I feel very strongly about having lost a kidney unexpectedly when I was 18. I have met families who have benefited from the positive benefits of organ donation and also those who have found comfort in the act of donation at such a sad time. The week is a great time to highlight how organ donation can save lives. The IKA says that almost 3500 transplanted people in Ireland are enjoying extended life thanks to organ donation."