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# Transplant

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# Gift of Life
Organ Donation: The donors and the people they save
Today is the final day of Organ Donor Awareness Week.
# Gift of Life
"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.
# Awareness
Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year
That’s despite the number of deceased donors being the same as 10 years ago.
# hirsutes you sir
New York hipsters have created a beard transplant boom
Yes, we did say beard transplant.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have an organ donor card?
Transplant operations were at a high last year, but hundreds are still on waiting lists.
# Transplant
Opt for Life campaign welcome organ donation reforms
Former Gaelic Football star Joe Brolly says the €3 million pledged for a state of the art organ donation system will save lives.
# Organ Donation
Family's joy as heart transplant dad could be home for Christmas
Shane O’Connell is currently in intensive care, and it is hoped he will get to be back in Kerry for Christmas Day.
# Investigation
Transplant Association: ‘We need to ensure ambulance breakdown doesn’t happen again’
The Irish Heart and Transplant Association has said that the HSE needs to investigate fully the incident where an ambulance ran out of fuel while carrying transplant patient.
# True Love
Man walks streets with sign to find wife a kidney
And he succeeds!
# dail recall
Attorney General says Dáil recall to debate transplant legislation is 'redundant'
Senator Mark Daly said that “this is the first time in the history of the State the government has published advice from the Attorney General”.
# Seanad
Seanad to be recalled to debate transplant legislation
The Minister for Health James Reilly will be recalled from his holidays to face questions from the Seanad on transplant legislation after a Fianna Fáil senator acquired the necessary signatures to a petition calling for the Seanad to reconvene.
# South Africa
Irish team returns from World Transplant Games with 34 medals
In total, the team members won an impressive 12 gold medals, 10 silver and 12 bronze.
# Transplant
Pride and anticipation as transplant athletes head to World Transplant Games
There are 24 Irish athletes taking part in the games this year, which will kick off in Durban, South Africa, on July 28.
# Donors
James Reilly asks the public if organ donation should be 'opt-out'
The Department of Health is considering a new system where people are assumed to consent to donate their organs after death.
# Kidney transplant
10 years of life-changing transplants marked by Temple Street
The hospital is marking 10 years of performing kidney transplants, and said that last year was the busiest year ever for the transplants.
# Organ Donation
Facebook campaigns have the power to 'dramatically boost' organ donation
A campaign in the US last year resulted in a 21-fold increase in registration.
# amputation
First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again
Doctors said that the patient contracted an unrelated illness that forced him to stop taking anti-rejection drugs.
# Tearjerker
PICTURES: Daughter meets the woman who received her mum's face
Months after the procedure, Carmen Tarleton revealed the results of her face transplant.
# Transplant
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.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our roundup of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
Pioneering transplant doctor Joseph Murray dies in Boston
The Nobel Prize winner was 93.
# Walking again
Video: This paralysed sausage dog 'nose' how to walk again
Jasper couldn’t use his back legs but after an injection of cells taken from his nose he showed considerable improvement.
# Transplant
Swedish women in world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants
Uterine transplants are a relatively novel medical procedure, with the first successful one conducted in Turkey in 2011.
# 11
Lomu 'trying to live normal life' awaiting second transplant
The New Zealand legend was hospitalised during last year’s Rugby World Cup, eight years on from his first kidney transplant.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support embryonic stem cell research?
We’d like to know: do you support embryonic stem cell research?
# Social Network
Facebook asks members to add organ donor status to timeline
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.
# heartwarming
Meadhbh McGivern: "One year on, life is absolutely brilliant"
The Leitrim girl who had a liver transplant operation after a transportation failure last year is fighting fit after finally getting her surgery.
# Science
VIDEO: Full face transplant man, one year on
Dallas Wiens, who lost all his facial features in an accident, says he can now feel his daughter kiss him on the cheek.
# Medical Marvel
US man successfully undergoes world's most extensive face transplant
Richard Lee Norris can feel his face and is already shaving, despite having his face ruined in a gun accident 15 years ago.
# Transplant
Former US vice president Dick Cheney receives heart transplant
The former vice president of the United States has had a long history of heart problems and had been on the transplant list for 20 months.
# Limb transplant
Turkey: quadruple limb transplant fails
A Turkish patient has had four transplanted limbs removed – after undergoing 20 hours of surgery – because his body rejected them.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…
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.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: the week in stats
Earthquakes! Earnings! Petitions! Racehorses! Healthy cities?! Our weekly numerical guide to the events of the last seven days.
# whoops
Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant
After exiting a helicopter carrying the heart for transplant, a medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart tumbled out of a cooler onto the street.
Column: My 'bucket list' for the New Year
Years of serious childhood illness and two organ transplants stifled Trevor O’Sullivan’s personal wishlist for years. He’s still ill – but now he wants to really go for it, Rocky-style.
# Transplant
Meadhbh McGivern out of surgery after liver transplant
King’s College Hospital has confirmed that the 14-year-old Leitrim girl has undergone a liver transplant operation.
# Transplant
At last: Meadhbh McGivern in London for long-awaited transplant
The government’s Learjet brought Meadhbh McGivern to London overnight; she is undergoing surgery there this morning.
# Transplant
Meadhbh McGivern's family tell of 'shock' at HIQA report findings
Joe McGivern said a “complete and utter failure” led to his 14-year-old daughter missing out on a liver transplant.