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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Transplant

All time
'Four critical decisions' led to 14-year-old girl's cancelled transplant
Meadhbh McGivern missed the chance for a liver transplant, because a flight bringing her to London was organised too late.
# Medical firsts
Heart in a bag… and 7 other medical firsts
Hand and face transplants, test tube babies and plastic hearts – a look at some of the world’s medical firsts…
# missed op
Health Minister launches inquiry into missed transplant op
Confusion still surrounds sequence of events that left 14-year-old patient without timely transportation to London for liver transplant surgery on Saturday.
# Transplant
Irish girl misses out on liver transplant
Coast guard was to due to fly her from Leitrim for London operation last night but medics decided she wouldn’t make it on time.
# Facial Transplant
Recipient of the first US full face transplant makes appearance
Dallas Wiens, 25, said that the the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was “Daddy, you’re so handsome.”
Boston hospital performs country's second full-face transplant
Surgeons in Boston have successfully performed the second full facial transplant in the United States; the patient, 30-year-old Mitch Hunter, was disfigured in a car accident ten years ago.
Two women undergo hand transplants in United States
A 26-year-old who lost her hand in a traffic accident has undergone a successful hand transplant in California, as has a 21-year-old Atlanta woman who had her hand amputated in infancy.
# Organ Donation
Seventy per cent of donor hearts exported in 2010
Poor donation rates have contributed to seven out of ten organs harvested in Ireland being sent to other countries last year as they were incompatible with patients awaiting transplants here.
# Science
Irish boy's stem cell operation may change surgery
11-year-old underwent groundbreaking surgery on windpipe.