Archbishops Promote Blood and Organ Donation at Gift Wrapped Cathedral, Armagh

The two Archbishops of Armagh (pictured right) this morning (Monday 2nd March 2015) launched the ‘fleshandblood campaign’ at St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Armagh, which was gift–wrapped in a giant red ribbon to highlight blood and organ donation.

The event marks the first cross border partnership between churches and health services and the 2.5 metre–high ribbon emerging from the cathedral’s west door made a dramatic sight, designed to profile the all–Ireland launch of the fleshandblood campaign (pictured below).

Armagh RC Cathedral, wrapped for FAB launchThis unique initiative aims to encourage church congregations and parishes to see blood and organ donation as a part of their giving. It also seeks to equip people as advocates for blood and organ donation, enabling them to raise awareness of the need for donors with their family, friends and community, potentially helping to save thousands of lives each year.

As part of the morning, the Cathedral also hosted a presentation which focused on the purpose of the campaign and the need for more donors across Ireland. The presentation included speeches by Archbishop Eamon Martin (Catholic Church), Archbishop Richard Clarke (Church of Ireland), Dr Eddie Rooney (Chief Executive, Public Health Agency in Northern …read more

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