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# organs - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Kosovo asks Cyprus to extradite man accused of organising over 30 illegal kidney removals

The ‘mastermind’ has been hunted by authorities for almost a decade.

# organs - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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.

# organs - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen

“A death has occurred, but a life is also saved and enhanced.”

# organs - Friday 8 April, 2016

6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive

She has been on the waiting list since December.

# organs - 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.

# organs - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Man accused of eating woman's organs has rape added to charges

Joseph Oberhansley is charged with murder and abuse of a corpse.

# organs - Saturday 4 April, 2015

A mystery stomach pain led to a massive medical discovery for this teenager

Claire is now 21, but at 18 she found out she had serious medical problems with her kidneys.

# organs - Friday 3 April, 2015

Alan's family decided to donate his organs after seeing a recipient on TV

Alan Sweeney McBride from Westport was involved in a road traffic accident in Sligo – his organs went on to save six others.

# organs - Friday 2 January, 2015

"Disappointing year" for organ donations - just 63 in the whole of 2014

But there were a record number of heart transplants.

# organs - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Ebola education team killed amid fears of organ harvesting

The bodies were found in a septic tank of a primary school. 27 people have been arrested.

# organs - Thursday 2 January, 2014

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.

# organs - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Govt doing "bare minimum" to fix organ donation rates, says CEO

The head of the Irish Kidney Assocation says James Reilly “hasn’t been good enough” on organ donation.

# organs - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Organ Donor Awareness Week hopes to reverse drop in donations

The awareness campaign, which kicks off today, follows a year in which organ donations dropped by 17 per cent.

# organs - 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.

# organs - Sunday 21 October, 2012

9 body parts that are (now) useless Bizarre Bits This post contains images

9 body parts that are (now) useless

Swivelling ears, tails, third eyelids… we humans used to be so pretty.

# organs - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Scientists move closer to development of synthetic organs

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have made a structure out of sugar on top of which cells can be placed, which could lead to the growth of an organ.

# organs - 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.

# organs - Thursday 7 July, 2011

World's first synthetic organ transplant carried out in Sweden

The artificial windpipe was grown in a lab and transplanted into a 36-year-old man suffering from tracheal cancer.