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#Organs

# organs - Last year 2021

Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated
# Belgium
# Belgium

Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 8:58 PM 56,280 Views 13 Comments

The organs of 18 babies were sent to Belgium along with clinical waste, prompting an investigation.

# organs - All time

Kosovo asks Cyprus to extradite man accused of organising over 30 illegal kidney removals
# Organ Trafficking
# Organ Trafficking

Kosovo asks Cyprus to extradite man accused of organising over 30 illegal kidney removals

Jan 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 9,870 Views 0 Comments

The ‘mastermind’ has been hunted by authorities for almost a decade.

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 16,442 Views 8 Comments

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

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen
# Gift Of Life
# Gift Of Life

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen

Jun 11th 2017, 8:30 PM 31,105 Views 8 Comments

“A death has occurred, but a life is also saved and enhanced.”

6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive
# Rare Illness
# Rare Illness

6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive

Apr 8th 2016, 8:52 AM 13,125 Views 27 Comments

She has been on the waiting list since December.

Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs
# NHS
# NHS

Tinder encouraging users to swipe to donate their organs

Dec 14th 2015, 2:25 PM 7,279 Views 18 Comments

The NHS has teamed up with the dating app for an organ donor campaign.

Man accused of eating woman's organs has rape added to charges
# Kentucky
# Kentucky

Man accused of eating woman's organs has rape added to charges

May 5th 2015, 9:33 PM 26,262 Views 0 Comments

Joseph Oberhansley is charged with murder and abuse of a corpse.

A mystery stomach pain led to a massive medical discovery for this teenager
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

A mystery stomach pain led to a massive medical discovery for this teenager

Apr 4th 2015, 9:00 AM 33,479 Views 5 Comments

Claire is now 21, but at 18 she found out she had serious medical problems with her kidneys.

Alan's family decided to donate his organs after seeing a recipient on TV
# Organ Donor Week
# Organ Donor Week

Alan's family decided to donate his organs after seeing a recipient on TV

Apr 3rd 2015, 6:03 AM 22,405 Views 12 Comments

Alan Sweeney McBride from Westport was involved in a road traffic accident in Sligo – his organs went on to save six others.

"Disappointing year" for organ donations - just 63 in the whole of 2014
# Organs
# Organs

"Disappointing year" for organ donations - just 63 in the whole of 2014

Jan 2nd 2015, 6:45 PM 15,108 Views 31 Comments

But there were a record number of heart transplants.

Ebola education team killed amid fears of organ harvesting
# Guinea
# Guinea

Ebola education team killed amid fears of organ harvesting

Sep 24th 2014, 9:11 PM 21,768 Views 43 Comments

The bodies were found in a septic tank of a primary school. 27 people have been arrested.

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 19,896 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.

Govt doing "bare minimum" to fix organ donation rates, says CEO
# Transplants
# Transplants

Govt doing "bare minimum" to fix organ donation rates, says CEO

Nov 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,586 Views 56 Comments

The head of the Irish Kidney Assocation says James Reilly “hasn’t been good enough” on organ donation.

Organ Donor Awareness Week hopes to reverse drop in donations
# Organ Donation
# Organ Donation

Organ Donor Awareness Week hopes to reverse drop in donations

Mar 30th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,576 Views 13 Comments

The awareness campaign, which kicks off today, follows a year in which organ donations dropped by 17 per cent.

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation
# Organ Donors
# Organ Donors

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation

Mar 25th 2013, 6:59 PM 4,292 Views 37 Comments

The IKA said the proposed name change for the consent form will not necessarily increase our currant rate of donation.

9 body parts that are (now) useless
# Bizarre Bits
# Bizarre Bits

9 body parts that are (now) useless

Oct 21st 2012, 6:30 PM 48,783 Views 41 Comments

Swivelling ears, tails, third eyelids… we humans used to be so pretty.

Scientists move closer to development of synthetic organs
# Regeneration
# Regeneration

Scientists move closer to development of synthetic organs

Jul 3rd 2012, 12:43 PM 2,525 Views 3 Comments

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have made a structure out of sugar on top of which cells can be placed, which could lead to the growth of an organ.

Facebook asks members to add organ donor status to timeline
# Social Network
# Social Network

Facebook asks members to add organ donor status to timeline

May 1st 2012, 3:00 PM 3,959 Views 43 Comments

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.

World's first synthetic organ transplant carried out in Sweden
# Synthetic Organ
# Synthetic Organ

World's first synthetic organ transplant carried out in Sweden

Jul 7th 2011, 9:40 PM 1,178 Views 7 Comments

The artificial windpipe was grown in a lab and transplanted into a 36-year-old man suffering from tracheal cancer.