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CORK


                                                                 BY PAT O’SULLIVAN


















                                             October Support Meeting




        COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA
        Our Facebook page now has over
        1000 followers. This allows us to get
        the message on organ donor
        awareness out to a wider audience.
        We feel the articles we post could be
        of benefit to all of you. It is also used
        to help promote events that the
        branch are organising for you. Photos
        are published of events or of our
        members giving talks or raising much  More tea Tom?
        needed funds for patient aid. We also
        have a twitter account for daily      We will, as always, try and post  communication via email instead of
        updates on events. If you have not  upcoming events in the SUPPORT      the expensive postage option.
        done so already, please follow us on  magazine...see “‘Dates for your     The SUPPORT magazine is also
        Facebook and Twitter.               Diary’. Postage has become very     available to view online via the IKA
           We want to be able to            expensive so we would like to       website - www.ika.ie
        communicate with all of you on a    encourage as many of you as possible
        more frequent and less expensive    to give us your most up-to-date email
        basis. We are setting up a dedicated  address and a telephone number at  SUPPORT MONTHLY MEETINGS
        WhatsApp group for the Cork branch  which you can receive WhatsApp        Our monthly support meetings
        so that we can advise all of you    messages. WhatsApp is the most      have really grown over the last
        instantly on any news, stories or   secure form of communication in the  number of years, much has gone into
        events we are organising. For those of  world at the moment.            these meetings to encourage
        you that do not have WhatsApp you     To update your details to us please  members and potential members to
        may prefer email to allow us to do the  contact us below as follows:    attend and encourage people to get
        same. We will continue to use letters  Text or WhatsApp your number and  involved with the branch. These
        and notices posted to your homes for  name to 086-2755754.              support sessions are proving very
        those of you who may not have         Email: secretarycork.ika@gmail.com  beneficial to all patients whether they
        access to the other options.        - if you would prefer to receive all  are newly diagnosed or transplanted.



















         Enjoying the chat at October meeting          Mike Kelly               “I got the night right!”
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