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#Organ Transplant

# organ-transplant - Thursday 31 December, 2020

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

'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 19,229 Views 8 Comments

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

# organ-transplant - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 13th 2018, 6:30 PM 16,329 Views 8 Comments

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
# Transplants
# Transplants

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

Aug 28th 2017, 4:04 PM 14,331 Views 59 Comments

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
# Organ Transplant
# Organ Transplant

Fears raised over transfer times for children needing transplants

Feb 5th 2017, 7:21 PM 5,993 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 2nd 2015, 12:30 PM 322 Views 51 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have an organ donor card?

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:45 AM 14,396 Views 162 Comments

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
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

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

Jan 2nd 2014, 8:15 PM 19,846 Views 19 Comments

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
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# Organ Donation

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

Oct 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,835 Views 6 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

More than 650 people waiting on organ transplants

Oct 8th 2013, 6:15 AM 9,714 Views 28 Comments

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
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# Column

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

Oct 7th 2013, 1:00 PM 24 Views 8 Comments

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
# Seand Recall
# Seand Recall

Seanad votes No on annulling transplant legislation

Aug 20th 2013, 2:27 PM 5,794 Views 32 Comments

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
# Seanad Recall

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

Aug 20th 2013, 11:59 AM 8,329 Views 24 Comments

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

Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled
# Organ Transplant
# Organ Transplant

Seanad to debate annulling organ transplant law that cannot be annulled

Aug 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,937 Views 27 Comments

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
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# Seanad Recall

Senator stands over his Seanad recall 'stunt' comment

Aug 8th 2013, 6:19 PM 7,685 Views 19 Comments

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
# Transplant
# Transplant

In lab 'bio-kidney' successfully transplanted into rat

Apr 15th 2013, 10:39 AM 5,499 Views 19 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 3rd 2013, 7:00 AM 479 Views 13 Comments

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
# Science
# Science

The history of the two-headed dog experiment

Feb 16th 2013, 9:45 AM 97,439 Views 68 Comments

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
# Germany
# Germany

Organ transplant scandal erupts in Germany, prompts calls for reforms

Jan 3rd 2013, 3:39 PM 10,571 Views 9 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: The day I received a kidney transplant

Feb 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 851 Views 24 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Organ donations save lives – and I should know

Oct 3rd 2011, 7:32 AM 52 Views 7 Comments

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
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

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

Mar 28th 2011, 4:31 PM 1,749 Views 0 Comments

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.