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                                                          Helen O’Sullivan receives the cheque from BDC Engineering in Charleville.

                                            of €1,950 on behalf of the Branch.  explained the IKA’s position and what
                                              Ann Coakley and her daughter      he, as CEO, would like to see happen
                                            recently raised money for the Dialysis  to help improve organ donation
                                            ward in Cork. Ann organised a       figures.
                                            Knitting and Coffee day while her     Mark provided examples of other
                                            daughter Deirdre ran the Dublin City  countries and what they have done to
                                            Marathon.                           help improve donation levels. In Spain,
                                                                                for instance, each ICU hospital has a
                                            FEBRUARY BRANCH MEETING             donor coordinator to work with, talk
                                              CEO Mark Murphy attended our      to the families and build a relationship
                                            February branch meeting to address  with them to help them make a
                                            the members on some issues. Mark    decision on organ donation. The
                                            spoke about the new proposed Bill yet  hospital also receives a financial
        Ann Coakley, husband Tim and daughter Deidre presenting  to go through the Houses of the  contribution to help them with the
          the cheque to Joanne Lyons and Margaret O’Mahony  Oireachtas on ‘Presumed Consent’. He  costs of procuring organs and

         Members of the Cork Irish Kidney Association marked World Kidney Day by staffing an information desk at Cork University Hospital. Included are Jason Kenny, Deputy General Manager
         CUH, Professor Liam Plant, Consultant Renal Physician, Michelle Roberts, Virology and Holiday Co-Ordinator Renal Unit, Nurses Eileeen Phelan and Joanne Lyons, members of Cork IKA,
                                   Margo McCarthy, Ann O'Halloran, Brid Kavanagh, June and Teddy O'Neill. Picture: Mike English.
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