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# Heart Transplant

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# Transplants
Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year
Health Minister Simon Harris today launched a six-week public consultation on an opt-out organ donation scheme.
# gavin coyne
Tributes paid after young Dublin boy dies while waiting for heart transplant
Gavin Coyne passed away yesterday while awaiting surgery in Freeman Hospital Newcastle.
# Organ Donation
Video shows emotional moment teen awakes after surviving heart transplant
Trevor Sullivan’s life was saved after he received a donor heart.
# Organs
"Disappointing year" for organ donations - just 63 in the whole of 2014
But there were a record number of heart transplants.
# World First
Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia
So far three people have received hearts in this way.
# biomaterials
French doctors have carried out a second artificial heart transplant
The operation took place last month, and is said to have gone well.
# Organ Donation
Family's joy as heart transplant dad could be home for Christmas
Shane O’Connell is currently in intensive care, and it is hoped he will get to be back in Kerry for Christmas Day.
# Organ Donation
Heart transplant gives mother a new life
Karen McDermott (38), a mother of two from Clonakilty, received a new heart in August 2012. This week is organ donation week.
# Circle of Life
Woman becomes world's first to give birth after heart transplant
The creation of extra blood, and the drugs needed to stop a transplant being rejected, usually make it impossible.
Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant
John Healy, maitre d of RTÉ’s The Restaurant, recalls the stress of waiting for his life-saving heart transplant operation.
# What the...
Taiwanese animators let you watch Dick Cheney's heart transplant
…except the Taiwanese version also involves a Frankenstein’s Monster, a zombie rabbit, and Darth Vader. Riiiight.
# Transplant
Former US vice president Dick Cheney receives heart transplant
The former vice president of the United States has had a long history of heart problems and had been on the transplant list for 20 months.
# whoops
Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant
After exiting a helicopter carrying the heart for transplant, a medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart tumbled out of a cooler onto the street.
# Medical firsts
Heart in a bag… and 7 other medical firsts
Hand and face transplants, test tube babies and plastic hearts – a look at some of the world’s medical firsts…
# US
Dick Cheney undecided on heart transplant option
Former US vice president says his health has improved since he was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure.
# Organ Donation
Seventy per cent of donor hearts exported in 2010
Poor donation rates have contributed to seven out of ten organs harvested in Ireland being sent to other countries last year as they were incompatible with patients awaiting transplants here.