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# Donors

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'The most selfless gift': A record number of organ donations were carried out in 2017
This included 51 kidneys from living donors.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood
Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.
Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs
The NHS has teamed up with the dating app for an organ donor campaign.
Victims of factory collapse to be compensated after large anonymous donation
The collapse of the factory killed more than 1,100 people.
Treatment suspended for hundreds of IVF couples over new laws
The new Child and Family Relationship Bill could cause issues for those using anonymous donors of egg and sperm.
Generous kidney donors to get income tax exemption on expenses
The aim is to ensure that donors do not lose out financially when they donate a kidney.
Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia
So far three people have received hearts in this way.
Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year
That’s despite the number of deceased donors being the same as 10 years ago.
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.
More than 650 people waiting on organ transplants
Shane O’Connell is one of those 650 and has been living in the Mater Hospital for almost a year.
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.
Former US presidential candidate John Edwards found not guilty on one count of campaign fraud
A mistrial was declared on the other five charges after the jury could not reach a verdict on them.