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#Organ Transplant

# organ-transplant - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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

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

# organ-transplant - Monday 28 August, 2017

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.

# organ-transplant - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Fears raised over transfer times for children needing transplants

A confidential hospital report has said that current travel arrangements are “unsustainable”.

# organ-transplant - Thursday 2 July, 2015

'Beaumont Hospital chiefs are playing Russian roulette with my life'

I’m 38, a mother to two boys, and I have just been handed a death sentence.

# organ-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.

# organ-transplant - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Meet the people beginning a new life in 2014 thanks to organ transplants

2013 was a record year for organ transplants in Ireland – here are the stories of two people who have a new lease of life in 2014 thanks to the generosity of others.

# organ-transplant - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Transplant patient: My sister gave me a kidney - and my life back

The 27-year-old encouraged people to carry organ donar cards and to be aware of “the immense difference a transplant can make”.

# organ-transplant - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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.

# organ-transplant - Monday 7 October, 2013

Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work

Until Peter Medawar’s ground-breaking article 60 years ago, the idea of using one person’s body parts to save the life of another was little more than science fiction, writes Prof Daniel M. Davis.

# organ-transplant - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Seanad votes No on annulling transplant legislation

The chairman of the Seanad used his casting vote to break a 22-22 tie on a vote that would have annulled a statutory instrument on organ transplantation.

Senator accused of ‘talking through his derriere’ and ‘invoking memory of Bobby Ewing’ Seanad Recall This post contains videos

Senator accused of ‘talking through his derriere’ and ‘invoking memory of Bobby Ewing’

The Seanad is debating an emergency motion to annul legislation on organ transplantation.

Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled

The State’s first organ transplant legislation was signed into law a year ago but a Fianna Fáíl senator says it is flawed and “people will die” because the proper systems are not in place.

# organ-transplant - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Senator stands over his Seanad recall 'stunt' comment

Fine Gael’s Colm Burke had criticised fellow senator, Fianna Fáil’s Mark Daly, for his action over organ donations legislation.

# organ-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.

# organ-transplant - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Column: I gave a kidney to my husband to save his life

When Anna Costello learned her husband needed a kidney transplant she volunteered to donate one of hers. Here, she explains why she is “thankful every day” about her decision.

# organ-transplant - Saturday 16 February, 2013

The history of the two-headed dog experiment

The stuffed dog toured Germany for the past two years but is now back in Riga’s Museum of History of Medicine. Here’s its full story.

# organ-transplant - Thursday 3 January, 2013

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.

# organ-transplant - Sunday 5 February, 2012

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.

# organ-transplant - Monday 3 October, 2011

Column: Organ donations save lives – and I should know

Trevor O’Sullivan has received two liver transplants, and will require more after being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis last year. He writes about receiving the gift of life.

# organ-transplant - Monday 28 March, 2011

Minister for Health to propose new 'opt-out' system for organ donation

New proposals being drafted would that mean a person’s organs would automatically be donated unless they specifically requested to opt out of the system.