Monaghan County Council is delighted to support an Irish Kidney Association led initiative by demonstrating solidarity in support of organ donation.
For the first time, demonstrating wide scale solidarity in support of organ donation, a large number of County and City Councils around the country have committed to lighting up public sites at night in the colour green.
Green is not just the national colour for Ireland, it is also the official international colour of organ and tissue donation, symbolising the hope organ donors provide to patients in need and their families.
Green is the colour of nature, associated with sustainability and renewal. When days are dark and the future is uncertain, the green colour provides confidence and optimism.
Patients on the transplant list, live in hope, that organ donation will become available to them. This is also a dark time as their future is uncertain and they know some other family has to experience death for their lives to change.
By lighting up public sites in green we are drawing attention to organ donation, being an integral part of active citizenship and that we should have family discussion on our organ donor wishes.
From dusk to dawn over 30 locations nationwide will be lit up in green, undoubtedly prompting much discussion about organ donation.
While ensuring compliance with public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we encourage visitors to take photographs of themselves outside the building.
You can share your photo and wishes on social media using the hashtag #LifeIsAGift. Then tag three or more of your friends to do the same!
Here is a suggested post you could use:
Life Is A Gift, Pass It On! I’m saying yes to Organ Donation, and I’m asking @friend1 @friend2 & @friend3 to do the same! Freetext DONOR to 50050 to get your Organ Donor Card. #LifeIsAGift
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By using the one of the tags below, your social media post will be entered into a raffle to win one of 100 quality face masks.
@irishkidneyAs on Twitter
@irishkidneyA on Instagram,
@Irishkidneyassociation on Facebook
More details can be found at http://ika.ie/donorweek2021 where a range of posters and school educational tool kits can be downloaded or simply scan the QR code below.
Individuals who wish to support organ donation are encouraged to keep the reminders of their decision available by carrying the organ donor card, permitting Code 115 to be included on their driver’s licence and having the ‘digital organ donor card’ APP on their smartphone. Organ Donor Cards can be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association on 01 6205306 or Free text the word DONOR to 50050. You can also visit the website www.ika.ie/get-a-donor-card or download a free ‘digital organ donor card’ APP to your phone.