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#Organ Donation

# organ-donation - Thursday 31 December, 2020

'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year

Dec 31st 2020, 3:24 PM 19,229 Views 8 Comments

Ninety donors were involved in the process – 62 people who had died and 28 living donors.

# organ-donation - Monday 21 December, 2020

'It gave me back my life': Transplant patient urges people to talk to their families about organ donation wishes
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

'It gave me back my life': Transplant patient urges people to talk to their families about organ donation wishes

Dec 21st 2020, 9:00 PM 13,727 Views 10 Comments

Transplants through deceased donors are down 25% on last year.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

'It doesn't have to be a morbid conversation': Mother of infant organ donor makes public appeal
# Matilda
# Matilda

'It doesn't have to be a morbid conversation': Mother of infant organ donor makes public appeal

Dec 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 18,529 Views 14 Comments

Rebecca Maher’s daughter died at just eight months old, but was able to give a new life to someone waiting on a kidney transplant.

# organ-donation - Monday 30 December, 2019

Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show
# HSE
# HSE

Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show

Dec 30th 2019, 2:30 PM 9,808 Views 1 Comment

Simon Harris said he hopes more people will donate organs through he Human Tissue Bill.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'
# Differing Views
# Differing Views

Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'

Oct 16th 2019, 9:21 AM 16,522 Views 92 Comments

The plans will be debated at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

# organ-donation - Sunday 11 August, 2019

'I'm doing this in honour of my donor': Woman who received life-saving kidney transplant taking on 5k race
# Donor Card
# Donor Card

'I'm doing this in honour of my donor': Woman who received life-saving kidney transplant taking on 5k race

Aug 11th 2019, 11:00 AM 13,453 Views 6 Comments

Emma O’Sullivan has gone through two organ transplants due to an illness she has experienced since birth.

# organ-donation - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Harris to bring in opt-out organ donation system, but law means families will have the final say
# Organ Donor Card
# Organ Donor Card

Harris to bring in opt-out organ donation system, but law means families will have the final say

May 2nd 2019, 5:54 PM 12,396 Views 49 Comments

The Bill also provides for non-directed altruistic kidney donation.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

'I got a new life because of their loved one': Organ recipients tell their stories as Organ Donor Awareness Week launches
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

'I got a new life because of their loved one': Organ recipients tell their stories as Organ Donor Awareness Week launches

Mar 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,274 Views 2 Comments

The launched was attended by Ambassador Ray D’Arcy and Minister for Health Simon Harris.

# organ-donation - Sunday 6 January, 2019

'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'

Jan 6th 2019, 5:28 PM 14,043 Views 2 Comments

Luke Doherty was added to the transplant waiting list when one of his lungs collapsed.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'I got one lung, the girl got the other lung and the boy got the heart - but I'm the only survivor'
# Vera Dwyer
# Vera Dwyer

'I got one lung, the girl got the other lung and the boy got the heart - but I'm the only survivor'

Nov 20th 2018, 5:36 PM 15,322 Views 2 Comments

Vera Dwyer (77) had her transplant operation in 1988 in the UK after being diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

# organ-donation - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Organ donors who are stay at home parents may get their childcare expenses reimbursed
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Organ donors who are stay at home parents may get their childcare expenses reimbursed

Nov 3rd 2018, 5:30 AM 12,686 Views 7 Comments

Currently, donors can get accomodation, travel and wages reimbursed up to €16,000.

# organ-donation - Thursday 20 September, 2018

More than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards since Orla Tinsley documentary
# Warrior
# Warrior

More than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards since Orla Tinsley documentary

Sep 20th 2018, 8:50 PM 17,407 Views 13 Comments

On a typical day, the Irish Kidney Association would receive 20 to 50 requests for organ donor cards.

# organ-donation - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life

Mar 31st 2018, 7:15 AM 8,810 Views 6 Comments

‘Ordinary people get to do extraordinary things.’

# organ-donation - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure

Jan 13th 2018, 6:30 PM 16,329 Views 8 Comments

The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.

# organ-donation - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'People have clearly been inspired': There have been 1,400 organ donor cards requested in the past fortnight
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'People have clearly been inspired': There have been 1,400 organ donor cards requested in the past fortnight

Jan 7th 2018, 4:00 PM 12,996 Views 30 Comments

An IKA spokesperson said that this was six to seven times more than the usual amount for this period.

# organ-donation - Friday 29 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 29th 2017, 7:59 AM 6,049 Views 16 Comments

This included 51 kidneys from living donors.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

'I have shiny new lungs' -Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist gets double lung transplant
# Orla Tinsley
# Orla Tinsley

'I have shiny new lungs' -Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist gets double lung transplant

Dec 26th 2017, 5:02 PM 23,017 Views 24 Comments

The journalist and Cystic Fibrosis activist has long campaigned for more awareness about the condition.

# organ-donation - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'I looked death in the eyes and didn't like what I saw so I came back': Double lung transplant patient running the New York marathon
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'I looked death in the eyes and didn't like what I saw so I came back': Double lung transplant patient running the New York marathon

Nov 4th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,324 Views 9 Comments

In September, he was diagnosed IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) a rare and incurable lung condition.

# organ-donation - Monday 28 August, 2017

Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year
# Transplants
# Transplants

Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year

Aug 28th 2017, 4:04 PM 14,331 Views 59 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris today launched a six-week public consultation on an opt-out organ donation scheme.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation?

Jul 11th 2017, 9:36 PM 28,130 Views 107 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris plans to introduce an opt out system in Ireland in the near future.

# organ-donation - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen

Jun 11th 2017, 8:30 PM 30,811 Views 11 Comments

“A death has occurred, but a life is also saved and enhanced.”

# organ-donation - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'

May 9th 2017, 6:08 AM 17,359 Views 5 Comments

Nevaeh Gale-Spollen was just weeks away from her 10th brithday when she died from a brain haemorrhage.

# organ-donation - Monday 8 May, 2017

'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year
# Transplants
# Transplants

'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year

May 8th 2017, 2:12 PM 28,033 Views 100 Comments

“Donating your organs is the most selfless act that anybody can actually do.”

# organ-donation - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'He was given a beyond poor chance of survival - now he urgently needs a kidney'
# Sam
# Sam

'He was given a beyond poor chance of survival - now he urgently needs a kidney'

Apr 8th 2017, 6:50 PM 12,568 Views 7 Comments

Sam Kinahan was born with a severe bladder defect, leaving him in end-stage renal failure.

# organ-donation - Friday 7 April, 2017

'A part of me is with him!': Wexford father donates kidney to ailing son
# Organ Donor Week
# Organ Donor Week

'A part of me is with him!': Wexford father donates kidney to ailing son

Apr 7th 2017, 9:52 PM 13,171 Views 11 Comments

Graham Bright had just begun a new job in when he ended up in St Vincent’s Hospital with end-stage kidney failure.

# organ-donation - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'I feel more alive and can think clearly': Seven members of Donegal family undergo kidney transplants
# Donor Card
# Donor Card

'I feel more alive and can think clearly': Seven members of Donegal family undergo kidney transplants

Apr 6th 2017, 4:55 PM 18,085 Views 3 Comments

Eleven members of the family have been diagnosed with the same unusual hereditary kidney condition called Tubulo Nephritis.

# organ-donation - Monday 3 April, 2017

'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 19,923 Views 10 Comments

Shauna Morrissey has cystic fibrosis and is campaigning for an opt-out organ donation system.

# organ-donation - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:00 PM 36,634 Views 14 Comments

Helen Taylor died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2014.

# organ-donation - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'A profound act of kindness': Doctor donates kidney to colleague
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

'A profound act of kindness': Doctor donates kidney to colleague

Apr 1st 2017, 12:11 PM 23,630 Views 10 Comments

Dr Noel Howard said it was “an easy decision” to make.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Tributes paid after young Dublin boy dies while waiting for heart transplant
# Gavin Coyne
# Gavin Coyne

Tributes paid after young Dublin boy dies while waiting for heart transplant

Feb 21st 2017, 10:07 PM 30,730 Views 43 Comments

Gavin Coyne passed away yesterday while awaiting surgery in Freeman Hospital Newcastle.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Column: 'My mum was dying. Her heart was failing. She was bedridden until she got a new heart'
# Valentine's Day
# Valentine's Day

Column: 'My mum was dying. Her heart was failing. She was bedridden until she got a new heart'

Feb 14th 2017, 6:15 AM 197 Views 3 Comments

Of all the things that companies are trying to flog this Valentine’s Day, the best gift is your heart. Your actual pound-of-flesh beating heart.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'New lease of life': Seriously ill Meath boy doing well after uncle donates kidney
# Myles
# Myles

'New lease of life': Seriously ill Meath boy doing well after uncle donates kidney

Dec 21st 2016, 6:45 AM 12,078 Views 15 Comments

The father of Myles Jordan said that the boy is doing incredibly well after receiving a life-saving kidney transplant.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'By the time I got there, it was on the news and in the papers'
# Drug Tragedy
# Drug Tragedy

'By the time I got there, it was on the news and in the papers'

Aug 30th 2016, 8:18 PM 36,335 Views 9 Comments

Nicole Ryan’s brother Alex went into cardiac arrest after taking an extremely potent synthetic drug.

# organ-donation - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Most people would donate an organ, but many haven't spoken to their family about it
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Most people would donate an organ, but many haven't spoken to their family about it

May 5th 2016, 3:17 PM 6,394 Views 35 Comments

A report released today shows the increase in Ireland in organ donations.

# organ-donation - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Why Myles needs a kidney
# Organ Donor
# Organ Donor

Why Myles needs a kidney

Apr 3rd 2016, 10:00 PM 23,345 Views 17 Comments

Myles was born with a rare disorder, requiring the eventual removal of both of his kidneys.

# organ-donation - Saturday 2 April, 2016

"Your organs are no use to anyone in the ground" - a donor's kindness has given this girl her life back
# Lifesaving
# Lifesaving

"Your organs are no use to anyone in the ground" - a donor's kindness has given this girl her life back

Apr 2nd 2016, 7:45 AM 27,546 Views 34 Comments

Laura Dolan had been suffering from a series of liver ailments for six years prior to her transplant in September 2015.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Video shows emotional moment teen awakes after surviving heart transplant
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Video shows emotional moment teen awakes after surviving heart transplant

Jan 26th 2016, 11:00 AM 19,558 Views 16 Comments

Trevor Sullivan’s life was saved after he received a donor heart.

# organ-donation - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Michael has survived cancer and a heart bypass, now he's waiting for his third kidney
# Former Hurler
# Former Hurler

Michael has survived cancer and a heart bypass, now he's waiting for his third kidney

Jan 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 27,030 Views 18 Comments

The former Dublin hurler has set up a support service for people dealing with renal failure.

# organ-donation - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Concern over 'significant decline' in kidney transplants from living donors
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Concern over 'significant decline' in kidney transplants from living donors

Jan 3rd 2016, 5:17 PM 14,992 Views 244 Comments

Almost 2,000 people in Ireland are on dialysis.

# organ-donation - Monday 14 December, 2015

Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs
# NHS
# NHS

Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs

Dec 14th 2015, 2:25 PM 7,259 Views 18 Comments

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

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