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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# organ donor awareness week

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'Thinking of my donor made me really determined to achieve': How a double lung transplant changed this DCU lecturer's life
Greg Foley had to get a double lung transplant after complications from his Cystic Fibrosis.
Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life
‘Ordinary people get to do extraordinary things.’
'Mam gave three people a second chance': Family of deceased organ donor urge people to discuss donation
Shane Moloney spoke about his mother’s organ donation at the launch of Organ Donor Awareness week today.
'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.
'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.
6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive
She has been on the waiting list since December.
Why Myles needs a kidney
Myles was born with a rare disorder, requiring the eventual removal of both of his kidneys.
'I only had six hours to live if I didn’t start pulling through'
Since 1992, Stephen has had three separate kidney transplants – one of which was a live donation from his sister.
'Our little boy always wanted to be a superhero and he became one in death'
Ben Canty died aged just six years old. His organs were donated to five other people.
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.
Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year
That’s despite the number of deceased donors being the same as 10 years ago.
Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives
The students will have their project implemented during organ donation week.
Irish girl accepted for kidney exchange programme
Eddie Carter will donate his kidney to a stranger and his daughter Megan will receive another donor’s organ in return.
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?
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.
Organ donation fell 17 per cent last year - IKA
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.
Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone
As Organ Donor Awareness Week is launched, iPhone and Android users alerted to ECard option…