This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 14 °C Friday 10 July, 2020

#Organ Donor

# organ-donor - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

'It doesn't have to be a morbid conversation': Mother of infant organ donor makes public appeal

Rebecca Maher’s daughter died at just eight months old, but was able to give a new life to someone waiting on a kidney transplant.

# organ-donor - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Organ donors who are stay at home parents may get their childcare expenses reimbursed

Currently, donors can get accomodation, travel and wages reimbursed up to €16,000.

# organ-donor - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'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.

# organ-donor - Friday 29 December, 2017

'The most selfless gift': A record number of organ donations were carried out in 2017

This included 51 kidneys from living donors.

# organ-donor - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'I looked death in the eyes and didn't like what I saw so I came back': Double lung transplant patient running the New York marathon

In September, he was diagnosed IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) a rare and incurable lung condition.

# organ-donor - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'

Nevaeh Gale-Spollen was just weeks away from her 10th brithday when she died from a brain haemorrhage.

# organ-donor - Friday 7 April, 2017

'A part of me is with him!': Wexford father donates kidney to ailing son

Graham Bright had just begun a new job in when he ended up in St Vincent’s Hospital with end-stage kidney failure.

# organ-donor - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'

Helen Taylor died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2014.

# organ-donor - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'New lease of life': Seriously ill Meath boy doing well after uncle donates kidney

The father of Myles Jordan said that the boy is doing incredibly well after receiving a life-saving kidney transplant.

# organ-donor - Friday 18 November, 2016

Dozens of Indians call hospital to donate kidneys to foreign minister

Sushma Swaraj is being treated for kidney failure.

# organ-donor - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Why Myles needs a kidney

Myles was born with a rare disorder, requiring the eventual removal of both of his kidneys.

# organ-donor - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

15-year-old recounts the double lung transplant operation that saved his life

15-year-old Dean O’Connor was rushed to Newcastle on Christmas Eve for the life-changing operation.

# organ-donor - Monday 14 December, 2015

Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs NHS

Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs

The NHS has teamed up with the dating app for an organ donor campaign.

# organ-donor - Thursday 23 April, 2015

A baby who lived just 100 minutes has become the world's youngest organ donor

Teddy Houlston’s organs were used to save an adult from renal failure.

# organ-donor - 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-donor - 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-donor - 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-donor - 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-donor - 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-donor - 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-donor - 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?

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our roundup of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# organ-donor - 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-donor - 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.

Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone Ecard This post contains a poll

Carry an organ donor card... in your smartphone

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

# organ-donor - Sunday 5 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…

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-donor - Friday 4 February, 2011

Pope's donor card 'invalid' because the Vatican owns his body

Despite carrying an organ donor card, Benedict will not be able to donate his organs after his death because they are the property of “the entire church”.