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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Organs

All time
# Belgium
Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated
The organs of 18 babies were sent to Belgium along with clinical waste, prompting an investigation.
# Organ Trafficking
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.
# Organ Donation
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.
# Gift of Life
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.”
# rare illness
6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive
She has been on the waiting list since December.
Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs
The NHS has teamed up with the dating app for an organ donor campaign.
# Kentucky
Man accused of eating woman's organs has rape added to charges
Joseph Oberhansley is charged with murder and abuse of a corpse.
# Organ Donation
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.
# organ donor week
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
"Disappointing year" for organ donations - just 63 in the whole of 2014
But there were a record number of heart transplants.
# Guinea
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.
# Gift of Life
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.
# Transplants
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.
# Organ Donation
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.
# organ donors
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.
# bizarre bits
9 body parts that are (now) useless
Swivelling ears, tails, third eyelids… we humans used to be so pretty.
# Regeneration
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.
# Social Network
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.
# Synthetic Organ
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.