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#Organ Donation

# organ-donation - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

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

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

“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'

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

“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 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

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

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'

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'

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

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 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'

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

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'

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

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

# organ-donation - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Why Myles needs a kidney

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

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

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

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

Almost 2,000 people in Ireland are on dialysis.

# organ-donation - 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.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Poll: Should Ireland have an opt out organ donation system like Wales? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have an opt out organ donation system like Wales?

The change in the law aims to increase the number of donors by 25%.

# organ-donation - Thursday 2 July, 2015

'Beaumont Hospital chiefs are playing Russian roulette with my life'

I’m 38, a mother to two boys, and I have just been handed a death sentence.

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