Page 3 - Support Magazine Autumn 2017
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It was a culture shock but very much a pleasure
                                                             to participate in the IKA’s stand at the National
                                                             Ploughing Championships in Tullamore in
                                                             September. Lucky for me I was not present on the
                                                             wet Wednesday, instead that pleasure went to
                                                             John and Una Whelan!




         Artist’s Impression of the new Wexford Haemodialysis Centre
           Early in the New Year the facility will be open for
        treatments. If the artist's impression translates, as
        proposed, it will be a state-of-the-art facility and I
        anticipate congratulations all round. The packed
        meeting room enjoyed light refreshments
        following very informative and comprehensive
        presentations.
                                                              IKA at The Ploughing Championships
           The annual Service of Remembrance and
                                                                While there we conducted a survey of the
        Thanksgiving took place again in Dublin’s biggest
                                                             public, results included inside, and met many
        Church ‘Corpus Christi’ on Saturday 4th October.
                                                             patients, nurses, doctors and organ donors. We
        The Church was full to capacity and many thanks
                                                             foresee this awareness project becoming an annual
        and well done to all concerned in this, the most
                                                             part of the IKA’s calendar.
        important event in the IKA’s calendar. A full report
                                                                May I draw your attention to our Christmas
        is also included inside this SUPPORT.
                                                             cards, which are already in high demand and I
           I want to thank Renal Nurse Deirdre Crowe and
                                                             extend thanks to so many of you for generously
        her husband Ned, known by many for his
                                                             giving your time to support the work of the
        participation at various transplant games, for
                                                             Association.
        hosting the IKA’s second haemodialysis holiday
        adventure week in Mallorca, Spain, early in
        October. By all accounts all eighteen holidaymakers
        had a wonderful week and we look forward to a
        report in the next SUPPORT.
           Thanks also to Diaverum Dialysis for their co-
        operation in simultaneously dialysing the nine Irish
        holiday dialysis patients.                                                            MARK MURPHY


         22 SURVEY ON PUBLIC ATTITUDE
             TO ORGAN DONATION

         24 BACK TO SCHOOL OR WORK

         26 SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
             & THANKSGIVING

         32 GLOBAL ORGAN DONOR                                PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER

             COMMEMORATIVE EVENT                               Head Office in Park West is seeking expressions of

         33 IKA MEMBERSHIP FORM                                   interest by individuals in employment as a
                                                                    Bookkeeper based at Donor House for
         34 AROUND THE BRANCHES                                              a 12 month period.
                                                                 Please send your C.V. with your relevant
         59 BRANCH SECRETARIES                                               experience to the
                                                                     Chief Executive, at Donor House.
         60 IKA CHRISTMAS CARDS


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