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# donors - Friday 29 December, 2017

'The most selfless gift': A record number of organ donations were carried out in 2017

This included 51 kidneys from living donors.

# donors - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

# donors - Monday 14 December, 2015

Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs

The NHS has teamed up with the dating app for an organ donor campaign.

# donors - Monday 8 June, 2015

Victims of factory collapse to be compensated after large anonymous donation

The collapse of the factory killed more than 1,100 people.

# donors - Friday 27 February, 2015

Treatment suspended for hundreds of IVF couples over new laws

The new Child and Family Relationship Bill could cause issues for those using anonymous donors of egg and sperm.

# donors - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Generous kidney donors to get income tax exemption on expenses

The aim is to ensure that donors do not lose out financially when they donate a kidney.

# donors - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia

So far three people have received hearts in this way.

# donors - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year

That’s despite the number of deceased donors being the same as 10 years ago.

# donors - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Govt doing "bare minimum" to fix organ donation rates, says CEO

The head of the Irish Kidney Assocation says James Reilly “hasn’t been good enough” on organ donation.

# donors - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

More than 650 people waiting on organ transplants

Shane O’Connell is one of those 650 and has been living in the Mater Hospital for almost a year.

# donors - Monday 22 July, 2013

James Reilly asks the public if organ donation should be 'opt-out'

The Department of Health is considering a new system where people are assumed to consent to donate their organs after death.

# donors - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Former US presidential candidate John Edwards found not guilty on one count of campaign fraud

A mistrial was declared on the other five charges after the jury could not reach a verdict on them.