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                                                               By MICHAEL MESCALL

        The Organ Donor Awareness Week
        launch was marked by a Patients’
        Information Evening at the Temple
        Gate Hotel on March 16th. The
        principal speakers were Professor
        Austin Stack, Consultant
        Nephrologist, University Hospital
        Limerick (UHL) and Aileen Counihan,
        Senior Transplant Co-ordinator,        Michael  Murphy, Tulla, Ann Downes, Liscannor, Eoin Eustace, Shane McGoldrick and Catriona O’Donoghue all from
                                                                Ennis – Volunteers for Organ Donor Awareness Week
        Beaumont Hospital Dublin. Professor
        Stack’s presentation dealt with      the large attendance who came to     The National launch of ODAW took
        ‘Kidney Disease in the Mid-West      the event and for their active     place in the Mansion House in Dublin
        Region – What’s New’; and Aileen     involvement on the night in the Q&A  and was attended by our Chairperson
        dealt with the theme ‘Kidney         session.                           Peggy Eustace.
        Transplantation in Ireland – a Success  Thanks to our members and loyal
        Story’.                              volunteers who gave so generously of  MASS OF REMEMBRANCE AND THANKSGIVING
           Our thanks to both speakers for   their time to promote and fundraise  Donor families from all over Clare
        their excellent presentations and to  for the IKA.                      gathered in the Cathedral in Ennis on

             Clare branch Treasurer Gerry Moran, Aileen Counihan, Maura Burke and Carmel McGovern  Peggy Eustace made a presentation to Aileen Counihan on her retirement

         Mary Abbott & Martin Fitzgerald attended the Clare branch  Prof Austin Stack, UHL and Aileen Counihan,   Maureen & Michael Mescall, Clare branch Secretary
                 Launch & Information evening.         Beaumont Hospital               and Chairperson Peggy Eustace.
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