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#Organ Donation

# organ-donation - Monday 8 December, 2014

'Organ donor cards don't work anymore, we need a new approach'

The IKA wants a registry system to be introduced.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Joe Brolly encourages families to talk openly about organ donation

The Sunday Game pundit was on hand to launch Northern Ireland’s first Organ Donation Family Discussion Day.

# organ-donation - Monday 1 December, 2014

'Helen didn't get lungs ... but we’ll make sure other people get them because of her'

“She wanted to live with every fibre of her being.”

# organ-donation - Sunday 23 November, 2014

‘Luke’s Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs’

Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

# organ-donation - Sunday 13 July, 2014

'I am alive because somebody decided to be an organ donor, a hero, my hero'

Recipients of organs thank their donors in music video.

# organ-donation - Thursday 29 May, 2014

More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year

However, the HSE said there is still a need for more organ donations.

# organ-donation - Monday 5 May, 2014

From The42 Remembering Alan Feeley - 'Life is so fragile but he left the world in a better place' Organ Donation

Remembering Alan Feeley - 'Life is so fragile but he left the world in a better place'

‘Alan’s Sports Extravaganza’ will take place on August 2nd in UL to honour the memory of the late Mayo man and increase awareness on organ donation.

# organ-donation - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Organ Donation: The donors and the people they save

Today is the final day of Organ Donor Awareness Week.

# organ-donation - Monday 31 March, 2014

This Irishman saved five lives in two countries by donating his organs

Rory Doherty’s sister said she is “so incredibly proud” that her brother was one of the 86 people last year who gave a lifeline to someone in need.

# organ-donation - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Poll: Do you think Ireland should have an opt out system for organ donation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland should have an opt out system for organ donation?

Ireland currently has an opt-in system, do you think that should change?

# organ-donation - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives

The students will have their project implemented during organ donation week.

# organ-donation - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Liam Neeson gives emotional interview about wife Natasha Richardson's death Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson gives emotional interview about wife Natasha Richardson's death

The actor spoke about his wife’s passing during an interview with CBS’s Anderson Cooper.

# organ-donation - Friday 3 January, 2014

Poll: Do you have an organ donor card? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have an organ donor card?

Transplant operations were at a high last year, but hundreds are still on waiting lists.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

2013 a 'record year' for organ transplants in Ireland

In total, 293 transplants were carried out in 2013, beating 2011’s record of 275.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Opt for Life campaign welcome organ donation reforms

Former Gaelic Football star Joe Brolly says the €3 million pledged for a state of the art organ donation system will save lives.

# organ-donation - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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 - 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.

# organ-donation - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From The42 Check out the new trailer for Joe Brolly's 'Perfect Match' documentary Tune In

Check out the new trailer for Joe Brolly's 'Perfect Match' documentary

Next Monday night’s programme focuses on Brolly’s campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices after he donated a kidney.

# organ-donation - Thursday 24 October, 2013

"Taidhg, my beloved, was an organ donor": Mother of musician killed in car crash in heartfelt appeal

Taidhg Burke, bass player with recent Hot Press cover stars The Calvanists, died following a car crash in Bantry last weekend.

# organ-donation - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Transplant patient: My sister gave me a kidney - and my life back

The 27-year-old encouraged people to carry organ donar cards and to be aware of “the immense difference a transplant can make”.

# organ-donation - 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.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'Soft opt-out' system for organ donation recommended for Ireland

An Oireachtas Committee said the change could “vastly increase” Ireland’s rate of organ donation.

# organ-donation - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Waterford minors to promote organ donation in All-Ireland Final

The Deise players will all be displaying the Organ Donor E-card with one of their selectors himself a living kidney donor.

# organ-donation - Friday 23 August, 2013

Column: We have to do much more to increase organ transplant rates

The Seanad has made the correct decision not to annul a Statutory Instrument on organ donation and transplantation – but much improvement is still needed in the area, writes Senator Colm Burke.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Senator who signed recall petition defends missing recalled Seanad debate

The Fianna Fáil health spokesperson spoke today from Portugal about why he missed the debate on organ donation legislation.

# organ-donation - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Senator stands over his Seanad recall 'stunt' comment

Fine Gael’s Colm Burke had criticised fellow senator, Fianna Fáil’s Mark Daly, for his action over organ donations legislation.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Irish Kidney Association calls Government organ donation plans 'a waste of time'

Earlier this week Health Minister James Reilly began a consultation process to decide on whether organ donation should be made an ‘opt-out’ system.

# organ-donation - Monday 22 July, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland introduce an 'opt-out' service for organ donation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce an 'opt-out' service for organ donation?

A new system is being consider where it will be assumed that everyone has given their consent to donate their organs after death.

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.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Facebook campaigns have the power to 'dramatically boost' organ donation

A campaign in the US last year resulted in a 21-fold increase in registration.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

From The42 Donegal and Antrim to wear jerseys with Joe Brolly's 'Opt For Life' campaign slogan Charity

Donegal and Antrim to wear jerseys with Joe Brolly's 'Opt For Life' campaign slogan

Several counties will sport the logo this summer.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Organ donation education project scoops Young Social Innovators award

Students from Eureka Secondary School in Kells, Co Meath, took the prize with their ‘Bring Organ Donation Into Education’ project.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

From The42 Campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices spearheaded by GAA pundit Brolly Opt For Life

Campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices spearheaded by GAA pundit Brolly

The former Derry player was lauded last year for his selfless gesture in donating a kidney to his friend Shane Finnegan.

# organ-donation - Monday 15 April, 2013

In lab 'bio-kidney' successfully transplanted into rat

The new kidney started filtering blood and producing urine through the ureter as soon as the bloody supply was restored.

# organ-donation - Friday 5 April, 2013

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.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Column: I gave a kidney to my husband to save his life

When Anna Costello learned her husband needed a kidney transplant she volunteered to donate one of hers. Here, she explains why she is “thankful every day” about her decision.

# organ-donation - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Poll: Do you plan to donate your organs after death? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to donate your organs after death?

“Wide swings” in donation activity have been observed in Ireland, so we’d like to ask: do you plan to donate your organs after you pass away?

Organ Donor Awareness Week hopes to reverse drop in donations

The awareness campaign, which kicks off today, follows a year in which organ donations dropped by 17 per cent.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland move to an 'opt out' system for organ donation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland move to an 'opt out' system for organ donation?

Organ donations fell by 17 per cent last year, amid continuing calls for a change to Ireland’s management of it.