Organ Donation: ‘Talk about it with your families’

Derry Journal

Representatives of families who have donated organs pictured, in Altnagelvin Hospital, at the launch of the Network Commemorating Organ Donation. From left are Pat McShane, Kathleen Hart, Kevin Brolly and Mary Higgins.

Dr. Declan Grace said: “Organ donation is the greatest gift one person can give to another.”

He made his comments as a new piece of artwork acknowledging those who have donated organs and their families was unveiled at Altnagelvin Hospital on Friday.

It was one of two pieces commissioned by the Trust to commemorate those who have donated a organ and provided the gift of life to someone else.

The pieces were created by local artist Bronagh Corr-McNichol, Artscare Artist in Residence at the Trust, with the second piece hanging in the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.

Speaking at the unveiling Dr. Grace said: “I hope people will pause to admite these beautiful pieces of artwork and remember the wonderful contribution of individuals and their families who, at a time of great loss and suffering, commit to saving the lives of others through organ donation.

“We want to encourage people to consider and discuss organ donation.

“If you want your organs to be available for donation it is important that you indicate your wishes with the closest to you. Continue reading