The Irish Kidney Association is delighted to confirm that six public buildings in Donegal will be lit up in green from today, for the duration of Organ Donor Awareness Week.
For the very first time, demonstrating nationwide solidarity in support of organ donation, County and City Councils around the country will light up more than 60 public sites in green throughout the week-long campaign.
The six Donegal public sites are: Donegal Town Public Service Centre; Milford Public Service Centre; Dungloe Public Service Centre; Carndonagh Public Service Centre Letterkenny Public Service Centre and County House, Lifford.
Green is the internationally recognised colour which celebrates organ and tissue donation.
Patients on transplant waiting lists live in hope that organs will become available to them.
Whilst there is hope, it is also a difficult time as their future is uncertain and they know that another family is grieving the loss of a loved one.
By lighting up public sites in green we are drawing attention to organ donation being an integral part of active citizenship on the part of the public.
From dusk to dawn, over 60 public sites will be lit up in green, undoubtedly prompting much discussion around organ donation.
For more information on Organ Donation Awareness Week, log on to www.ika.ie