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This one minute survey was conducted in two parts. The overall total of people surveyed was 1,093, divided as
                36.5% (399) at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore 19th-21st September and the second part
                online 63.5% (694) promoted mainly by the IKA’s Facebook account between 22nd September and 5th October.
                  It was expected that the IKA Facebook people surveyed would have a bias towards organ donation, and the
                public surveyed at the Ploughing was expected to show up this bias. The Ploughing participants were certainly
                rural people versus a much higher proportion of people from Dublin in the online survey.


        Q8    Have you ever donated blood?                    Q11  Are you male or Female?

                                 Answered: 1,091                                      Answered: 1,092

          YES                 49.4%                           MALE       23.7%

           NO                  50.6%                          FEMALE                           76.3%

             0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%  0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%
         OBSERVATIONS                                         OBSERVATIONS
        The range was quite close in this question. 47.4% at the ploughing had donated  There is quite an imbalance in this result. 62% surveyed at the Ploughing were
        and 50.5% online. Interesting when you consider dialysis and transplanted  female and a staggering 84.4% were female responses online. This does also
        patients are not allowed to donate blood. A number of people at the ploughing  reflect the female gender imbalance within the IKA Facebook followers.
        were showing disappointment because they had lived in the UK for the period
        which excludes you from giving blood in Ireland.           What age bracket are you in?
                                                              Q12

        Q9    Are you willing to donate your Organs for Transplantation after       Answered: 1,091
              your death?                                                           80+
                                                                                70’s
                                                                           60’s     0.1% (1)  <20
                                 Answered: 1,092                                1.1 (12)  6.2% (68)
                                                                           5.6 (61)
                                                                                                  20’s
          YES                                    91.3%             50’s                           9.3% (102)
                                                                   18.1 (198)
           NO 2.4%

         UNDECIDED  6.3%
             0%  10%  20%  30%  40%  50%  60%  70%  80%  90%  100%
                                                                                                       30’s
         OBSERVATIONS                                                                                  24.7% (270)
        Very similar answers on both sides of the survey. Interesting to see more
        undecided in both cases than ‘no’ at 2.4% or 26 people. 19 said ‘no’ to our face as
        it were, at the Ploughing and only 7 people said ‘no’ online.

        Q10   What county do you live in?                                 40’s
                                                                          34.7% (379)
                                                              OBSERVATIONS
                                                              Only 6 of the 68 people who were younger than 20 years old answered
                                                              online. 20 year olds were more even in number, 49 at the Ploughing, 53 online.
                                                              The big differences were in their 30s - 30.92% (214) online versus 14.04 (36) at
                                                              the Ploughing. 43.3% or 294 people was the biggest age bracket in their 40’s
                                                              online. The same age bracket at the Ploughing, 85, represented only 21.3% of the
                                                              people surveyed. The highest age bracket to respond at the Ploughing were in
                                                              their 30s.

                                                                                     There are only two
                                                                                     absolute conclusions which
                                                                                     can be made from this
                                                                                     survey.
                                                                                       The vast majority
                                                                                     favour a national yes/no
                                                                                     register about organ
                                                                                     donation.
         OBSERVATIONS
                                                                                       The vast majority are
        Of the 209 Dublin people who completed the survey only 15 of them were from
        the ploughing survey.                                                        willing organ donors.
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