MEMBERS of the public have been asked to sign up for a donor card to coincide with Organ Donor Awareness Week.

In 2009, 243 organ transplants took place in Ireland thanks to the generosity of the families of 90 deceased donors. A further 18 living donor transplants also took place. To sign up for the scheme, members of the public are invited to text Donor to 50050; to lo-call 1890543639; or to log on to for details.