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# Organ Transplant

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'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year
Ninety donors were involved in the process – 62 people who had died and 28 living donors.
Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure
The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.
Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year
Health Minister Simon Harris today launched a six-week public consultation on an opt-out organ donation scheme.
Fears raised over transfer times for children needing transplants
A confidential hospital report has said that current travel arrangements are “unsustainable”.
'Beaumont Hospital chiefs are playing Russian roulette with my life'
I’m 38, a mother to two boys, and I have just been handed a death sentence.
Poll: Do you have an organ donor card?
Transplant operations were at a high last year, but hundreds are still on waiting lists.
Meet the people beginning a new life in 2014 thanks to organ transplants
2013 was a record year for organ transplants in Ireland – here are the stories of two people who have a new lease of life in 2014 thanks to the generosity of others.
Transplant patient: My sister gave me a kidney - and my life back
The 27-year-old encouraged people to carry organ donar cards and to be aware of “the immense difference a transplant can make”.
More than 650 people waiting on organ transplants
Shane O’Connell is one of those 650 and has been living in the Mater Hospital for almost a year.
Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work
Until Peter Medawar’s ground-breaking article 60 years ago, the idea of using one person’s body parts to save the life of another was little more than science fiction, writes Prof Daniel M. Davis.
Seanad votes No on annulling transplant legislation
The chairman of the Seanad used his casting vote to break a 22-22 tie on a vote that would have annulled a statutory instrument on organ transplantation.
Senator accused of ‘talking through his derriere’ and ‘invoking memory of Bobby Ewing’
The Seanad is debating an emergency motion to annul legislation on organ transplantation.
Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled
The State’s first organ transplant legislation was signed into law a year ago but a Fianna Fáíl senator says it is flawed and “people will die” because the proper systems are not in place.
Senator stands over his Seanad recall 'stunt' comment
Fine Gael’s Colm Burke had criticised fellow senator, Fianna Fáil’s Mark Daly, for his action over organ donations legislation.
In lab 'bio-kidney' successfully transplanted into rat
The new kidney started filtering blood and producing urine through the ureter as soon as the bloody supply was restored.
Column: I gave a kidney to my husband to save his life
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.
The history of the two-headed dog experiment
The stuffed dog toured Germany for the past two years but is now back in Riga’s Museum of History of Medicine. Here’s its full story.
Organ transplant scandal erupts in Germany, prompts calls for reforms
Two senior doctors have been suspended from the Leipzig University Clinic’s organ transplant centre as part of an investigation into alleged manipulation of the waiting list.
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.
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.
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.