‘fleshandblood Ireland’ Campaign to be Launched in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

By Lynn Glanville


The ‘fleshandblood Ireland’ Campaign will be launched by the two Archbishops of Armagh, the Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke and the Most Revd Eamon Martin, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Friday 6 March
2015 at 4.00 pm.

Friday’s launch marks the culmination of a week of activity for the campaign which aims to mobilise churches to increase the number of blood and organ donors throughout the island. It was launched in Northern Ireland on Monday and is the first cross border partnership between churches and health services. fleshandblood will see congregations and parishes being encouraged to see blood and organ donation as part of their giving.

Hosted by the Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Very Revd Victor Stacey, Friday’s gathering will include Archbishop Richard Clarke,
Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh; Archbishop Eamon Martin, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh; senior Church leaders; representatives of health boards;
and people personally affected by blood and organ donation. The launch will be followed at 5.30 pm by a Service of Choral Evensong in the cathedral.

In Northern Ireland and the Republic, around 800 people are currently waiting for an organ transplant with 96,000 people receiving blood transfusions every year. According to the Irish Blood …read more

Read the full article here: http://dublin.anglican.org/news/2015/03/-fleshandblood-Ireland-Campaign-to-be-Launched-in-St-Patricks-Cathedral-Dublin-

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