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From TheJournal.ie Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years Transplants

Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years

Three companies applied to provide the service in a recent tendering process.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night Transplants

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night

‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year Transplants

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This guy wants to broadcast online from the ear he's been growing on his arm Ah Ear Leave It Out

This guy wants to broadcast online from the ear he's been growing on his arm

Yes, you read every word of that correctly.

From TheJournal.ie This one family has undergone seven kidney transplants Organ Donation

This one family has undergone seven kidney transplants

The Murphy family appeared on The Late Late Show last night to promote organ donor awareness.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should organ donation be opt-out? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should organ donation be opt-out?

Or should people still have to explicitly say they are willing to donate their organs?

From TheJournal.ie 'Organ donor cards don't work anymore, we need a new approach' Irish Kidney Association

'Organ donor cards don't work anymore, we need a new approach'

The IKA wants a registry system to be introduced.

From TheJournal.ie This Sligo great-grandmother is now the longest-surviving lung transplant recipient in the world Breathing New Life
From TheJournal.ie 'Supercool' breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference, says scientists Transplants

'Supercool' breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference, says scientists

The technique of keeping organs super cold has been found to keep livers alive for three times longer.

From TheJournal.ie More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year Organ Donation

More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Lung transplant patients who had to go to the UK can now stay in Ireland Back Home

Lung transplant patients who had to go to the UK can now stay in Ireland

More than 100 Irish patients had received transplants at a Newcastle Hospital but patients will now be able to get the procedures in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Nine women in Sweden receive transplanted wombs donated from relatives Womb Transplant

Nine women in Sweden receive transplanted wombs donated from relatives

Some experts have raised concerns about whether it’s ethical to use live donors for an experimental procedure that doesn’t save lives.

From TheJournal.ie Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

From TheJournal.ie 2013 a 'record year' for organ transplants in Ireland Organ Donation

2013 a 'record year' for organ transplants in Ireland

In total, 293 transplants were carried out in 2013, beating 2011’s record of 275.

From TheJournal.ie Govt doing "bare minimum" to fix organ donation rates, says CEO 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie The Seanad is coming back on 20 August to debate transplant legislation Seanad Recall

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation 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.

From TheJournal.ie Organ transplant scandal erupts in Germany, prompts calls for reforms Germany

Organ transplant scandal erupts in Germany, prompts calls for reforms

Two senior doctors have been suspended from the Leipzig University Clinic’s organ transplant centre as part of an investigation into alleged manipulation of the waiting list.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook asks members to add organ donor status to timeline 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.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan hospital uses HIV-infected organs in five transplants Health

Taiwan hospital uses HIV-infected organs in five transplants

A hospital in Taiwan has admitted to transplanting HIV-infected organs from one donor into five different patients.