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#Organ Donation

# organ-donation - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 1st 2015, 9:57 AM 88 Views 106 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 2nd 2015, 12:30 PM 325 Views 51 Comments

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

# organ-donation - Saturday 11 April, 2015

This one family has undergone seven kidney transplants
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

This one family has undergone seven kidney transplants

Apr 11th 2015, 8:50 AM 10,729 Views 8 Comments

The Murphy family appeared on The Late Late Show last night to promote organ donor awareness.

# organ-donation - Saturday 4 April, 2015

A mystery stomach pain led to a massive medical discovery for this teenager
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

A mystery stomach pain led to a massive medical discovery for this teenager

Apr 4th 2015, 9:00 AM 33,446 Views 5 Comments

Claire is now 21, but at 18 she found out she had serious medical problems with her kidneys.

# organ-donation - Monday 30 March, 2015

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Mar 30th 2015, 12:57 PM 7,861 Views 0 Comments

All of the news, none of the waiting.

18-week-old baby Jessica still has smiles for her family as she waits for a heart transplant
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

18-week-old baby Jessica still has smiles for her family as she waits for a heart transplant

Mar 30th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,166 Views 4 Comments

Her grandmother wants to raise awareness about organ donation.

# organ-donation - Monday 23 March, 2015

Poll: Should organ donation be opt-out?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should organ donation be opt-out?

Mar 23rd 2015, 9:08 AM 17,719 Views 99 Comments

Or should people still have to explicitly say they are willing to donate their organs?

# organ-donation - Monday 8 December, 2014

'Organ donor cards don't work anymore, we need a new approach'
# Irish Kidney Association
# Irish Kidney Association

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

Dec 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,688 Views 59 Comments

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
# Start The Conversation
From The42
# Start The Conversation

Joe Brolly encourages families to talk openly about organ donation

Dec 2nd 2014, 1:37 PM 7,340 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Rest In Peace
# Rest In Peace

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

Dec 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 56,002 Views 68 Comments

“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'
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Luke's Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs'

Nov 23rd 2014, 8:30 PM 27,167 Views 28 Comments

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

# organ-donation - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

This Sligo great-grandmother is now the longest-surviving lung transplant recipient in the world
# Breathing New Life
# Breathing New Life

This Sligo great-grandmother is now the longest-surviving lung transplant recipient in the world

Aug 12th 2014, 3:15 PM 15,716 Views 12 Comments

Vera Dwyer was given days to live in 1988.

# organ-donation - Sunday 13 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 13th 2014, 9:00 AM 17,995 Views 43 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year

May 29th 2014, 9:37 AM 4,797 Views 22 Comments

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

# organ-donation - Monday 5 May, 2014

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

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

May 5th 2014, 9:30 PM 46,482 Views 13 Comments

‘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
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

Organ Donation: The donors and the people they save

Apr 5th 2014, 10:45 AM 7,800 Views 14 Comments

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
# The Gift Of Life
# The Gift Of Life

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

Mar 31st 2014, 8:30 PM 40,161 Views 45 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 29th 2014, 9:49 AM 13,374 Views 157 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives

Mar 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM 10,533 Views 5 Comments

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

# organ-donation - Friday 21 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 21st 2014, 12:47 PM 27,842 Views 11 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have an organ donor card?

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:45 AM 14,397 Views 162 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

2013 a 'record year' for organ transplants in Ireland

Dec 31st 2013, 4:17 PM 6,773 Views 17 Comments

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
# Transplant
# Transplant

Opt for Life campaign welcome organ donation reforms

Dec 18th 2013, 5:11 PM 5,834 Views 11 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Family's joy as heart transplant dad could be home for Christmas

Nov 21st 2013, 7:45 AM 8,850 Views 9 Comments

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
# Transplants
# Transplants

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

Nov 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,571 Views 56 Comments

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

# organ-donation - Thursday 14 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 14th 2013, 7:14 PM 8,207 Views 8 Comments

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
# Taidhg Burke

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

Oct 24th 2013, 8:17 AM 15,456 Views 19 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Oct 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,835 Views 6 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

More than 650 people waiting on organ transplants

Oct 8th 2013, 6:15 AM 9,716 Views 28 Comments

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
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

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

Oct 1st 2013, 6:46 PM 9,460 Views 76 Comments

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
# Organ Donor E-card
# Organ Donor E-card

Waterford minors to promote organ donation in All-Ireland Final

Sep 7th 2013, 5:10 PM 7,551 Views 10 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 18 Views 12 Comments

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
# Summer Holiday
# Summer Holiday

Senator who signed recall petition defends missing recalled Seanad debate

Aug 21st 2013, 10:09 AM 8,381 Views 112 Comments

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
# Seanad Recall
# Seanad Recall

Senator stands over his Seanad recall 'stunt' comment

Aug 8th 2013, 6:19 PM 7,686 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Jul 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 6,797 Views 26 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 22nd 2013, 9:48 AM 12,114 Views 194 Comments

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'
# Donors
# Donors

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

Jul 22nd 2013, 8:24 AM 6,544 Views 71 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Jun 18th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,200 Views 5 Comments

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

# organ-donation - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 5th 2013, 9:36 AM 1,905 Views 1 Comment

Several counties will sport the logo this summer.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Organ donation education project scoops Young Social Innovators award
# Social Innovators
# Social Innovators

Organ donation education project scoops Young Social Innovators award

May 8th 2013, 6:38 PM 6,614 Views 3 Comments

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