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# transplant - Thursday 27 February, 2014

New York hipsters have created a beard transplant boom

Yes, we did say beard transplant.

# transplant - Friday 3 January, 2014

Poll: Do you have an organ donor card? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have an organ donor card?

Transplant operations were at a high last year, but hundreds are still on waiting lists.

# transplant - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Opt for Life campaign welcome organ donation reforms

Former Gaelic Football star Joe Brolly says the €3 million pledged for a state of the art organ donation system will save lives.

# transplant - 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.

# transplant - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Transplant Association: ‘We need to ensure ambulance breakdown doesn’t happen again’

The Irish Heart and Transplant Association has said that the HSE needs to investigate fully the incident where an ambulance ran out of fuel while carrying transplant patient.

# transplant - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man walks streets with sign to find wife a kidney True Love

Man walks streets with sign to find wife a kidney

And he succeeds!

# transplant - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Attorney General says Dáil recall to debate transplant legislation is 'redundant'

Senator Mark Daly said that “this is the first time in the history of the State the government has published advice from the Attorney General”.

# transplant - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Seanad to be recalled to debate transplant legislation

The Minister for Health James Reilly will be recalled from his holidays to face questions from the Seanad on transplant legislation after a Fianna Fáil senator acquired the necessary signatures to a petition calling for the Seanad to reconvene.

# transplant - Monday 5 August, 2013

Irish team returns from World Transplant Games with 34 medals

In total, the team members won an impressive 12 gold medals, 10 silver and 12 bronze.

# transplant - Friday 26 July, 2013

Pride and anticipation as transplant athletes head to World Transplant Games

There are 24 Irish athletes taking part in the games this year, which will kick off in Durban, South Africa, on July 28.

# transplant - Monday 22 July, 2013

James Reilly asks the public if organ donation should be 'opt-out'

The Department of Health is considering a new system where people are assumed to consent to donate their organs after death.

# transplant - Saturday 29 June, 2013

10 years of life-changing transplants marked by Temple Street

The hospital is marking 10 years of performing kidney transplants, and said that last year was the busiest year ever for the transplants.

# transplant - 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.

# transplant - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again

Doctors said that the patient contracted an unrelated illness that forced him to stop taking anti-rejection drugs.

# transplant - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

PICTURES: Daughter meets the woman who received her mum's face

Months after the procedure, Carmen Tarleton revealed the results of her face transplant.

# transplant - Monday 15 April, 2013

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.

# transplant - Saturday 30 March, 2013

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?

# transplant - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Pioneering transplant doctor Joseph Murray dies in Boston RIP

Pioneering transplant doctor Joseph Murray dies in Boston

The Nobel Prize winner was 93.

# transplant - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Video: This paralysed sausage dog 'nose' how to walk again Walking Again This post contains videos

Video: This paralysed sausage dog 'nose' how to walk again

Jasper couldn’t use his back legs but after an injection of cells taken from his nose he showed considerable improvement.

# transplant - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Swedish women in world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants

Uterine transplants are a relatively novel medical procedure, with the first successful one conducted in Turkey in 2011.

# transplant - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

From The42 Lomu 'trying to live normal life' awaiting second transplant 11

Lomu 'trying to live normal life' awaiting second transplant

The New Zealand legend was hospitalised during last year’s Rugby World Cup, eight years on from his first kidney transplant.

# transplant - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Poll: Do you support embryonic stem cell research? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support embryonic stem cell research?

We’d like to know: do you support embryonic stem cell research?

# transplant - 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.

# transplant - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant" Heartwarming This post contains images

Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant"

The Leitrim girl who had a liver transplant operation after a transportation failure last year is fighting fit after finally getting her surgery.

# transplant - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

VIDEO: Full face transplant man, one year on Science This post contains videos

VIDEO: Full face transplant man, one year on

Dallas Wiens, who lost all his facial features in an accident, says he can now feel his daughter kiss him on the cheek.

# transplant - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

US man successfully undergoes world's most extensive face transplant

Richard Lee Norris can feel his face and is already shaving, despite having his face ruined in a gun accident 15 years ago.

# transplant - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Former US vice president Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

The former vice president of the United States has had a long history of heart problems and had been on the transplant list for 20 months.

# transplant - Monday 27 February, 2012

Turkey: quadruple limb transplant fails

A Turkish patient has had four transplanted limbs removed – after undergoing 20 hours of surgery – because his body rejected them.

# transplant - 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.

# transplant - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.

# transplant - Thursday 12 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant Whoops

Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant

After exiting a helicopter carrying the heart for transplant, a medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart tumbled out of a cooler onto the street.

# transplant - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Column: My 'bucket list' for the New Year

Years of serious childhood illness and two organ transplants stifled Trevor O’Sullivan’s personal wishlist for years. He’s still ill – but now he wants to really go for it, Rocky-style.

# transplant - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Meadhbh McGivern out of surgery after liver transplant

King’s College Hospital has confirmed that the 14-year-old Leitrim girl has undergone a liver transplant operation.

At last: Meadhbh McGivern in London for long-awaited transplant

The government’s Learjet brought Meadhbh McGivern to London overnight; she is undergoing surgery there this morning.

# transplant - Friday 12 August, 2011

Meadhbh McGivern's family tell of 'shock' at HIQA report findings

Joe McGivern said a “complete and utter failure” led to his 14-year-old daughter missing out on a liver transplant.

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

'Four critical decisions' led to 14-year-old girl's cancelled transplant

Meadhbh McGivern missed the chance for a liver transplant, because a flight bringing her to London was organised too late.

# transplant - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Heart in a bag… and 7 other medical firsts Medical Firsts

Heart in a bag… and 7 other medical firsts

Hand and face transplants, test tube babies and plastic hearts – a look at some of the world’s medical firsts…