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#Organ Donation

# organ-donation - Monday 25 March, 2013

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone

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

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

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

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

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

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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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.

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