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# transplant - Friday 31 May, 2019

'I said, 'Look, I'm not going to let my mother go through that pain again of losing another child''

After losing three siblings to an incurable lung disease, David Crosby was diagnosed himself when he turned 40. The inspirational double-lung transplant recipient and marathon runner shares his remarkable story.

# transplant - Friday 12 April, 2019

'She is a true warrior': Campaign to raise funds for Irish woman who needs transplant in UK

Sinead Lowndes was diagnosed with a rare liver condition just six weeks before she was due to get married.

# transplant - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

London patient becomes second man to be cleared of Aids virus

The patient has not been identified.

# transplant - Sunday 6 January, 2019

'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'

Luke Doherty was added to the transplant waiting list when one of his lungs collapsed.

# transplant - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

The baby girl was born in December 2017, The Lancet said.

# transplant - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

World's first total penis and scrotum transplant takes place in US

Doctors hope the man will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions.

# 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.

# transplant - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two'

Zion Harvey is the first person to undergo a double hand transplant.

Double hand transplant success: 'The boy wanted to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball bat'

“The boy wanted to be able to climb monkey bars and grip a baseball.”

# transplant - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'

Nevaeh Gale-Spollen was just weeks away from her 10th brithday when she died from a brain haemorrhage.

# transplant - Monday 3 April, 2017

'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'

Shauna Morrissey has cystic fibrosis and is campaigning for an opt-out organ donation system.

# transplant - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'

Helen Taylor died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2014.

# transplant - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'A profound act of kindness': Doctor donates kidney to colleague

Dr Noel Howard said it was “an easy decision” to make.

# transplant - Saturday 28 January, 2017

'Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants': Scientists eye breakthrough

The study has provoked ethical and legal questions.

# transplant - Friday 13 January, 2017

A living kidney donor writes: 'We need to encourage more donors – living or deceased'

Living donor kidney transplants are growing in number here. Donors can be family members, friends or even altruistic donors, writes Enda Fanning.

# transplant - Friday 18 November, 2016

Dozens of Indians call hospital to donate kidneys to foreign minister

Sushma Swaraj is being treated for kidney failure.

# transplant - Sunday 3 April, 2016

'I only had six hours to live if I didn’t start pulling through'

Since 1992, Stephen has had three separate kidney transplants – one of which was a live donation from his sister.

# transplant - Sunday 29 November, 2015

'It isn’t like Face/Off': The surgeon who performed this extreme face transplant explains how he did it

The surgery involved more than 100 people. The doctor’s team practiced for more than a year.

# transplant - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Roscommon man who died tragically preparing for his mother's funeral saved two lives with his organs

Mourners were told at Pa Bowens’ funeral that the lives of a man and woman had been saved by Pa’s donated kidneys.

# transplant - Thursday 30 July, 2015

'I’m afraid that by the time they sort this out, I'll be too weak for a transplant'

Health minister Leo Varadkar has sought to reassure patients waiting on a pancreas transplant.

# 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.

# transplant - Friday 5 June, 2015

This man has just had the world's first skull transplant Noggin This post contains videos

This man has just had the world's first skull transplant

For good measure, Jim Boysen also got a new kidney and pancreas.

# transplant - Thursday 28 May, 2015

This woman just met the man who took her brother's face

Joshua Aversano’s entire face was donated to Richard Lee Norris for transplant after Aversano died in a car accident.

# transplant - Thursday 21 May, 2015

"If I hadn’t been given that heart my daughters would have never been born"

The Mater Hospital is today celebrating 10 years of lung transplants and thirty years of heart transplants.

# transplant - Monday 18 May, 2015

Gangster in Spain arrested for trying to buy immigrant's kidney

The arrests were made in Spain following an international policing operation.

# transplant - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Me and my wife took part in a kidney swap arrangement and I would do it again'

Husband and wife Karen and Patrick Bradley travelled to Coventry

# transplant - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

'Everyday I pray for that special person who saved my life'

Annetha Kieran Loughran received dialysis treatment for six years.

# transplant - Friday 13 March, 2015

Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs part of his liver

Jobs, according to a new book, reacted angrily to the offer to help extend his life when he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

# transplant - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Poll: Would you donate your bone marrow to someone you don't know? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you donate your bone marrow to someone you don't know?

Bone Marrow transplants can be an option for patients suffering from leukaemia and other fatal blood disorders.

Over 100 people in one day offered to give this Irish army officer their bone marrow

Paul Giblin has been battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma since April 2012.

# transplant - Sunday 23 November, 2014

‘Luke’s Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs’

Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.

# transplant - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia

So far three people have received hearts in this way.

# transplant - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients

No safety concerns were detected up to 22 months after the transplant.

# transplant - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy

The procedure was somewhat controversial because the womb was taken from a live donor.

# transplant - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Research conducted by Irish scientists could mean the end of organ donors

New technology uses sound waves to target specific cells.

# transplant - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

"Like she had come to life...": Coolock girl undergoes breakthrough kidney treatment in London

It’s the first time the procedure has been carried out in the UK on a child…

# transplant - Friday 11 April, 2014

Vaginas 'grown' in 7 days successfully transplanted in four women

All the women who had the procedure are sexually active, report no pain, and are satisfied with their arousal and orgasms.

# transplant - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Organ Donation: The donors and the people they save

Today is the final day of Organ Donor Awareness Week.

# transplant - Friday 4 April, 2014

"Bestowed a bright shining light": Appleby jewellers' son saved by donor

Gerry and Helen’s son Simon was called to Beaumont Hospital to undergo a kidney transplant operation last week.

# transplant - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year

That’s despite the number of deceased donors being the same as 10 years ago.

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