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# organ - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'People have clearly been inspired': There have been 1,400 organ donor cards requested in the past fortnight

An IKA spokesperson said that this was six to seven times more than the usual amount for this period.

# organ - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'He was still alive': Doctor explains the reality of organ harvesting in China

Ireland should ensure they’re not complicit in China’s organ harvesting abuses by banning ‘organ tourism’, was the advice given at committee today.

# organ - 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 - Monday 26 October, 2015

We asked Marty Whelan to explain this photo

What in the world is going on here?

# organ - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Prisoner found cut nearly in half with organs missing after riot

The grisly discovery raises obvious questions about the prison’s security.

# organ - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

These twins didn't know they were identical until one needed a new liver

They are the first identical twins to undergo a live liver transplant in the UK.

# organ - Thursday 29 May, 2014

More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year

However, the HSE said there is still a need for more organ donations.

# organ - Friday 9 August, 2013

The Seanad is coming back on 20 August to debate transplant legislation

Minister for Health James Reilly had best not book any holidays…

# organ - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

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.

# organ - 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?

# organ - 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.

# organ - Sunday 3 April, 2011

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.