Churches Called To Action As Flesh And Blood Campaign Launches In Dublin

The ‘fleshandblood Ireland’ Campaign was launched by the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic 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. The launch marked the culmination of a week of activities which began in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Armagh, on Monday when Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop Eamon Martin performed the Northern Irish launch of the campaign.

The fleshandblood(fab) campaign aims to mobilise churches to increase the number of blood and organ donors throughout the island. It is the first cross border partnership between churches and health services and will see congregations and parishes being encouraged to see blood and organ donation as 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.

The launch was hosted by the Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Very Revd Victor Stacey, and featured a presentation on the purpose of the campaign and the need for more donors across Ireland. The presentation included speeches …read more

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