Organ Donation awareness is an essential part of ensuring that a sustainable transplant programme can survive and thrive. It is only because of the generosity of the Irish public that patients can receive the life saving treatment of an organ transplant.
A working group on Public Awareness was established in ODTI in 2014. The group has representation from the relevant services and advocacy groups. In 2015, the group commissioned a public survey on attitudes to organ donation. Its results are incorporated into the ODTI Annual Report 2015.
The Irish Kidney Association have a long experience of organ donation awareness and deliver specific organ donation awareness initiatives, including circulation of organ donor awareness cards and organising Organ Donation Awareness Week each year. Further information can be obtained from their website, www.ika.ie.