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#Organs

# organs - Tuesday 28 September, 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 56,145 Views 13 Comments

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

# organs - Sunday 14 January, 2018

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 9,855 Views 0 Comments

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

# organs - 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 16,409 Views 8 Comments

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

# organs - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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 30,984 Views 8 Comments

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

# organs - Friday 8 April, 2016

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 13,100 Views 27 Comments

She has been on the waiting list since December.

# organs - Monday 14 December, 2015

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 7,267 Views 18 Comments

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

# organs - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

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 26,252 Views 0 Comments

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

# organs - Saturday 4 April, 2015

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 33,463 Views 5 Comments

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

# organs - Friday 3 April, 2015

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 22,361 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.

# organs - Friday 2 January, 2015

"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 15,096 Views 31 Comments

But there were a record number of heart transplants.

# organs - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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 21,731 Views 43 Comments

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

# organs - 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 19,864 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.

# organs - Saturday 16 November, 2013

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 3,572 Views 56 Comments

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

# organs - Saturday 30 March, 2013

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 3,548 Views 13 Comments

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

# organs - Monday 25 March, 2013

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 4,278 Views 37 Comments

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

# organs - Sunday 21 October, 2012

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

9 body parts that are (now) useless

Oct 21st 2012, 6:30 PM 48,696 Views 41 Comments

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

# organs - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

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

Scientists move closer to development of synthetic organs

Jul 3rd 2012, 12:43 PM 2,517 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.

# organs - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

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 3,945 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.

# organs - Thursday 7 July, 2011

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 1,154 Views 7 Comments

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