A long-term solution to the Organ Donation Crisis
The winning project “Bring Organ Donation into Education” is well underway. The students involved are in the process of designing and producing an organ donation teaching pack that will be distributed nationally to every secondary school in the country by organ donation week in March of next year. As a result of this project young people will now be educated about organ donation in secondary school and given the option to become a donor. They will also be capable of making an educated decision on the matter when applying for their driving licence. Statistics show that that 90% of Irish people are in favour of organ donation but only 30% ever do anything about becoming a donor. The “Bring Organ Donation into Education” project has the potential to overturn the current statistics. Over time this will result in reducing organ donor waiting lists and saving people’s lives.
The Vodafone Ireland Foundation which is the official partner to Young Social Innovators requested four representatives from the team to feature in their GO DO campaign media Launch. On Monday the 9th of September Clare Bradley, Clodagh Martin, Orla Davis and Cliodhna Mc Manus travelled to Dublin for a photoshoot. They were accompanied by their Principal Ms Caroline O’ Reilly and their teacher and YSI guide Ms Cronin. Multiple photos were taken of the students with Stephan Cluxton the Gaelic football goalkeeper for Dublin and Louise Duffy from TodayFM. These pictures will be released to the media later this week.