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# Donors
'The most selfless gift': A record number of organ donations were carried out in 2017
This included 51 kidneys from living donors.
# AB positive
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.
# NHS
Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs
The NHS has teamed up with the dating app for an organ donor campaign.
# Rana Plaza
Victims of factory collapse to be compensated after large anonymous donation
The collapse of the factory killed more than 1,100 people.
# Donors
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.
# Gift of Life
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.
# World First
Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia
So far three people have received hearts in this way.
# Awareness
Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year
That’s despite the number of deceased donors being the same as 10 years ago.
# 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
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.
# Donors
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.
# John Edwards
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.