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'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year
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'It's a huge comfort our daughter saved someone else's life': 190 organ transplants carried out this year

Dec 31st 2020, 3:24 PM 19,280 Views 8 Comments

Ninety donors were involved in the process – 62 people who had died and 28 living donors.

'It gave me back my life': Transplant patient urges people to talk to their families about organ donation wishes
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'It gave me back my life': Transplant patient urges people to talk to their families about organ donation wishes

Dec 21st 2020, 9:00 PM 13,829 Views 10 Comments

Transplants through deceased donors are down 25% on last year.

'It doesn't have to be a morbid conversation': Mother of infant organ donor makes public appeal
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'It doesn't have to be a morbid conversation': Mother of infant organ donor makes public appeal

Dec 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 18,542 Views 14 Comments

Rebecca Maher’s daughter died at just eight months old, but was able to give a new life to someone waiting on a kidney transplant.

Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show
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Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show

Dec 30th 2019, 2:30 PM 9,813 Views 1 Comment

Simon Harris said he hopes more people will donate organs through he Human Tissue Bill.

Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'
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Opt-out organ donation plan accused of 'misleading the public'

Oct 16th 2019, 9:21 AM 16,544 Views 92 Comments

The plans will be debated at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

'I'm doing this in honour of my donor': Woman who received life-saving kidney transplant taking on 5k race
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'I'm doing this in honour of my donor': Woman who received life-saving kidney transplant taking on 5k race

Aug 11th 2019, 11:00 AM 13,458 Views 6 Comments

Emma O’Sullivan has gone through two organ transplants due to an illness she has experienced since birth.

Harris to bring in opt-out organ donation system, but law means families will have the final say
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Harris to bring in opt-out organ donation system, but law means families will have the final say

May 2nd 2019, 5:54 PM 12,417 Views 49 Comments

The Bill also provides for non-directed altruistic kidney donation.

'I got a new life because of their loved one': Organ recipients tell their stories as Organ Donor Awareness Week launches
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'I got a new life because of their loved one': Organ recipients tell their stories as Organ Donor Awareness Week launches

Mar 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,274 Views 2 Comments

The launched was attended by Ambassador Ray D’Arcy and Minister for Health Simon Harris.

'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'
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'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'

Jan 6th 2019, 5:28 PM 14,051 Views 2 Comments

Luke Doherty was added to the transplant waiting list when one of his lungs collapsed.

'I got one lung, the girl got the other lung and the boy got the heart - but I'm the only survivor'
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'I got one lung, the girl got the other lung and the boy got the heart - but I'm the only survivor'

Nov 20th 2018, 5:36 PM 15,349 Views 2 Comments

Vera Dwyer (77) had her transplant operation in 1988 in the UK after being diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

Organ donors who are stay at home parents may get their childcare expenses reimbursed
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Organ donors who are stay at home parents may get their childcare expenses reimbursed

Nov 3rd 2018, 5:30 AM 12,687 Views 7 Comments

Currently, donors can get accomodation, travel and wages reimbursed up to €16,000.

More than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards since Orla Tinsley documentary
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More than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards since Orla Tinsley documentary

Sep 20th 2018, 8:50 PM 17,409 Views 13 Comments

On a typical day, the Irish Kidney Association would receive 20 to 50 requests for organ donor cards.

Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life
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Remember Myles? A kidney transplant has changed his life

Mar 31st 2018, 7:15 AM 8,816 Views 6 Comments

‘Ordinary people get to do extraordinary things.’

Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure
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Michael has had three transplants and is helping other patients come to terms with kidney failure

Jan 13th 2018, 6:30 PM 16,379 Views 9 Comments

The former Dublin hurler is also receiving treatment for skin cancer.

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

Jan 7th 2018, 4:00 PM 12,998 Views 30 Comments

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

'The most selfless gift': A record number of organ donations were carried out in 2017
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'The most selfless gift': A record number of organ donations were carried out in 2017

Dec 29th 2017, 7:59 AM 6,051 Views 16 Comments

This included 51 kidneys from living donors.

'I have shiny new lungs' -Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist gets double lung transplant
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'I have shiny new lungs' -Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist gets double lung transplant

Dec 26th 2017, 5:02 PM 23,024 Views 24 Comments

The journalist and Cystic Fibrosis activist has long campaigned for more awareness about the condition.

'I looked death in the eyes and didn't like what I saw so I came back': Double lung transplant patient running the New York marathon
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'I looked death in the eyes and didn't like what I saw so I came back': Double lung transplant patient running the New York marathon

Nov 4th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,346 Views 9 Comments

In September, he was diagnosed IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) a rare and incurable lung condition.

Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year
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Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year

Aug 28th 2017, 4:04 PM 14,332 Views 59 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris today launched a six-week public consultation on an opt-out organ donation scheme.

Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation?
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Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation?

Jul 11th 2017, 9:36 PM 28,133 Views 107 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris plans to introduce an opt out system in Ireland in the near future.

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

Jun 11th 2017, 8:30 PM 30,901 Views 8 Comments

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

'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'
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'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'

May 9th 2017, 6:08 AM 17,377 Views 5 Comments

Nevaeh Gale-Spollen was just weeks away from her 10th brithday when she died from a brain haemorrhage.

'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year
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'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year

May 8th 2017, 2:12 PM 28,042 Views 100 Comments

“Donating your organs is the most selfless act that anybody can actually do.”

'He was given a beyond poor chance of survival - now he urgently needs a kidney'
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'He was given a beyond poor chance of survival - now he urgently needs a kidney'

Apr 8th 2017, 6:50 PM 12,571 Views 6 Comments

Sam Kinahan was born with a severe bladder defect, leaving him in end-stage renal failure.

'A part of me is with him!': Wexford father donates kidney to ailing son
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'A part of me is with him!': Wexford father donates kidney to ailing son

Apr 7th 2017, 9:52 PM 13,182 Views 11 Comments

Graham Bright had just begun a new job in when he ended up in St Vincent’s Hospital with end-stage kidney failure.

'I feel more alive and can think clearly': Seven members of Donegal family undergo kidney transplants
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'I feel more alive and can think clearly': Seven members of Donegal family undergo kidney transplants

Apr 6th 2017, 4:55 PM 18,088 Views 3 Comments

Eleven members of the family have been diagnosed with the same unusual hereditary kidney condition called Tubulo Nephritis.

'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'
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'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'

Apr 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 19,929 Views 10 Comments

Shauna Morrissey has cystic fibrosis and is campaigning for an opt-out organ donation system.

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'
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'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:00 PM 36,649 Views 14 Comments

Helen Taylor died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2014.

'A profound act of kindness': Doctor donates kidney to colleague
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'A profound act of kindness': Doctor donates kidney to colleague

Apr 1st 2017, 12:11 PM 23,707 Views 11 Comments

Dr Noel Howard said it was “an easy decision” to make.

Tributes paid after young Dublin boy dies while waiting for heart transplant
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Tributes paid after young Dublin boy dies while waiting for heart transplant

Feb 21st 2017, 10:07 PM 30,736 Views 43 Comments

Gavin Coyne passed away yesterday while awaiting surgery in Freeman Hospital Newcastle.

Column: 'My mum was dying. Her heart was failing. She was bedridden until she got a new heart'
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Column: 'My mum was dying. Her heart was failing. She was bedridden until she got a new heart'

Feb 14th 2017, 6:15 AM 213 Views 3 Comments

Of all the things that companies are trying to flog this Valentine’s Day, the best gift is your heart. Your actual pound-of-flesh beating heart.

'New lease of life': Seriously ill Meath boy doing well after uncle donates kidney
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'New lease of life': Seriously ill Meath boy doing well after uncle donates kidney

Dec 21st 2016, 6:45 AM 12,083 Views 15 Comments

The father of Myles Jordan said that the boy is doing incredibly well after receiving a life-saving kidney transplant.

'By the time I got there, it was on the news and in the papers'
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'By the time I got there, it was on the news and in the papers'

Aug 30th 2016, 8:18 PM 36,341 Views 9 Comments

Nicole Ryan’s brother Alex went into cardiac arrest after taking an extremely potent synthetic drug.

Most people would donate an organ, but many haven't spoken to their family about it
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Most people would donate an organ, but many haven't spoken to their family about it

May 5th 2016, 3:17 PM 6,402 Views 35 Comments

A report released today shows the increase in Ireland in organ donations.

Why Myles needs a kidney
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Why Myles needs a kidney

Apr 3rd 2016, 10:00 PM 23,377 Views 17 Comments

Myles was born with a rare disorder, requiring the eventual removal of both of his kidneys.

"Your organs are no use to anyone in the ground" - a donor's kindness has given this girl her life back
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"Your organs are no use to anyone in the ground" - a donor's kindness has given this girl her life back

Apr 2nd 2016, 7:45 AM 28,351 Views 34 Comments

Laura Dolan had been suffering from a series of liver ailments for six years prior to her transplant in September 2015.

Video shows emotional moment teen awakes after surviving heart transplant
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Video shows emotional moment teen awakes after surviving heart transplant

Jan 26th 2016, 11:00 AM 19,560 Views 16 Comments

Trevor Sullivan’s life was saved after he received a donor heart.

Michael has survived cancer and a heart bypass, now he's waiting for his third kidney
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Michael has survived cancer and a heart bypass, now he's waiting for his third kidney

Jan 17th 2016, 7:00 PM 27,172 Views 18 Comments

The former Dublin hurler has set up a support service for people dealing with renal failure.

Concern over 'significant decline' in kidney transplants from living donors
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Concern over 'significant decline' in kidney transplants from living donors

Jan 3rd 2016, 5:17 PM 15,034 Views 244 Comments

Almost 2,000 people in Ireland are on dialysis.

Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs
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Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs

Dec 14th 2015, 2:25 PM 7,262 Views 18 Comments

The NHS has teamed up with the dating app for an organ donor campaign.

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