The Irish Sudden
Infant Death Association (ISIDA) is a voluntary organisation that:
- offers support to families bereaved by Sudden Infant Death and others
affected by it.
- provides information on
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome to parents,
and the public at large.
- promotes and supports research
into the causes and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
- raises funds to support the above.
Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), commonly called cot death, is the sudden
death of an infant or young child which is unexpected by history and in which
a thorough post mortem examination fails to demonstrate an adequate cause
of death. Each week in Ireland a child dies suddenly and unexpectedly, a victim
of Cot Death (SIDS).
ISIDA provides a variety of support and information services. These services
are provided by trained staff and trained volunteers who have themselves experienced
the feelings of grief, loss and isolation which follows the death of a child.
The services include:
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