All this week is Organ Donor Awareness Week.
Organised by the Irish Kidney Association, it's been running for 39 years.
The annual life-saving awareness campaign aims to highlight the demand for organ transplantation
Mark Murphy, CEO of the Irish Kidney Association, says it very important to carry an Organ Donor Card
"It's much easier for a family to make the decision about Organ Donation if they know the views of their deceased relative or the almost deceased relative and as generally turns out to be.
These things happen in very fast circumstances.
People are grieving at the time of asking for consent, it's much easier if they don't have to guess about it and that they know the persons wish"