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#Organ Donation

# organ-donation - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

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

May 1st 2013, 7:10 AM 4,462 Views 16 Comments

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
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# Transplant

In lab 'bio-kidney' successfully transplanted into rat

Apr 15th 2013, 10:39 AM 5,499 Views 19 Comments

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
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# Organ Donation

Heart transplant gives mother a new life

Apr 5th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,484 Views 9 Comments

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
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# Opinion

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

Apr 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 483 Views 13 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 30th 2013, 12:40 PM 9,882 Views 130 Comments

“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
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# Organ Donation

Organ Donor Awareness Week hopes to reverse drop in donations

Mar 30th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,542 Views 13 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 26th 2013, 12:05 PM 12,518 Views 154 Comments

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

Organ donation fell 17 per cent last year - IKA
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# Organ Donation

Organ donation fell 17 per cent last year - IKA

Mar 26th 2013, 9:53 AM 2,838 Views 13 Comments

The Chief Executive of the IKA said no other European country experienced Ireland’s “wide swings” in donor activity – and that Ireland required infrastructure and funding to stabilise donation behaviour.

# organ-donation - Monday 25 March, 2013

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation
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# Organ Donors

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation

Mar 25th 2013, 6:59 PM 4,270 Views 37 Comments

The IKA said the proposed name change for the consent form will not necessarily increase our currant rate of donation.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Facebook organ donor registration could be extended to Irish users
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# Organ Donation

Facebook organ donor registration could be extended to Irish users

May 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 1,996 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Kidney Association said that such a move would have “huge appeal” in spreading awareness of organ donation.

# organ-donation - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Facebook asks members to add organ donor status to timeline
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# Social Network

Facebook asks members to add organ donor status to timeline

May 1st 2012, 3:00 PM 3,940 Views 43 Comments

The social network says “simply telling people that you’re an organ donor” can help increase the number of people who sign up to donate.

# organ-donation - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant"
# Heartwarming
# Heartwarming

Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant"

Apr 25th 2012, 6:45 AM 6,079 Views 3 Comments

The Leitrim girl who had a liver transplant operation after a transportation failure last year is fighting fit after finally getting her surgery.

# organ-donation - Monday 26 March, 2012

Calls for organ donor registry in Ireland
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# Organ Donation

Calls for organ donor registry in Ireland

Mar 26th 2012, 9:26 PM 3,831 Views 14 Comments

At the launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week 2012, the Health Minister said 2011 was a record year for organ donation in Ireland.

Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone
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# Ecard

Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone

Mar 26th 2012, 7:15 AM 9,748 Views 29 Comments

As Organ Donor Awareness Week is launched, iPhone and Android users alerted to ECard option…

# organ-donation - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Column: The day I received a kidney transplant
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# Read Me

Column: The day I received a kidney transplant

Feb 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 860 Views 24 Comments

After two and a half years on dialysis, Regina Hennelly got the call to say a donor had been found. Here she describes what it felt like.

# organ-donation - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Column: My 'bucket list' for the New Year
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# Read Me

Column: My 'bucket list' for the New Year

Jan 1st 2012, 6:00 PM 72 Views 47 Comments

Years of serious childhood illness and two organ transplants stifled Trevor O’Sullivan’s personal wishlist for years. He’s still ill – but now he wants to really go for it, Rocky-style.

# organ-donation - Monday 3 October, 2011

Column: Organ donations save lives – and I should know
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# Read Me

Column: Organ donations save lives – and I should know

Oct 3rd 2011, 7:32 AM 52 Views 7 Comments

Trevor O’Sullivan has received two liver transplants, and will require more after being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis last year. He writes about receiving the gift of life.

# organ-donation - Friday 17 June, 2011

A new breath of life for Dublin woman after double-lung transplant
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# Making History

A new breath of life for Dublin woman after double-lung transplant

Jun 17th 2011, 8:46 AM 2,379 Views 5 Comments

20 year old Becky Jones, who has cystic fibrosis, has made history by undergoing a transplant after developing a fungus in her airways due to an allergy.

# organ-donation - Sunday 3 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 3rd 2011, 7:45 PM 1,690 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Eamon Gilmore tries to get EU support for a change to Ireland’s bailout deal; the Queen of England plans to visit Croke Park; and Charlie Sheen bombs in Detroit.

Poll: Should an 'opt-out' system for organ donation be introduced?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should an 'opt-out' system for organ donation be introduced?

Apr 3rd 2011, 2:17 PM 5,678 Views 0 Comments

Should your organs automatically be used for transplant after your death, unless you specifically request them not to be?

Seventy per cent of donor hearts exported in 2010
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# Organ Donation

Seventy per cent of donor hearts exported in 2010

Apr 3rd 2011, 12:51 PM 1,737 Views 6 Comments

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.

# organ-donation - Monday 28 March, 2011

Minister for Health to propose new 'opt-out' system for organ donation
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# Organ Donation

Minister for Health to propose new 'opt-out' system for organ donation

Mar 28th 2011, 4:31 PM 1,749 Views 0 Comments

New proposals being drafted would that mean a person’s organs would automatically be donated unless they specifically requested to opt out of the system.