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# Transplants

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2022
# Organ Donation
250 organ transplants took place in Ireland this year
The HSE has thanked the donors and their families who made the life-saving transplants possible.
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# Transplants
Transplant patients urged to get vaccinated due to 'high risk' of infection
Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland said today that patients who are unvaccinated are at very high risk of infection.
# HSE
Record number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland this year, new figures show
Simon Harris said he hopes more people will donate organs through he Human Tissue Bill.
# Transplants
Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years
Three companies applied to provide the service in a recent tendering process.
# Transplants
Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night
‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.
# Transplants
Harris wants to bring in opt-out organ donation system next year
Health Minister Simon Harris today launched a six-week public consultation on an opt-out organ donation scheme.
# Transplants
'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year
“Donating your organs is the most selfless act that anybody can actually do.”
# ah ear leave it out
This guy wants to broadcast online from the ear he's been growing on his arm
Yes, you read every word of that correctly.
# Organ Donation
This one family has undergone seven kidney transplants
The Murphy family appeared on The Late Late Show last night to promote organ donor awareness.
# Your Say
Poll: Should organ donation be opt-out?
Or should people still have to explicitly say they are willing to donate their organs?
# Irish Kidney Association
'Organ donor cards don't work anymore, we need a new approach'
The IKA wants a registry system to be introduced.
# Breathing new life
This Sligo great-grandmother is now the longest-surviving lung transplant recipient in the world
Vera Dwyer was given days to live in 1988.
# Transplants
'Supercool' breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference, says scientists
The technique of keeping organs super cold has been found to keep livers alive for three times longer.
# Organ Donation
More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year
However, the HSE said there is still a need for more organ donations.
# Back Home
Lung transplant patients who had to go to the UK can now stay in Ireland
More than 100 Irish patients had received transplants at a Newcastle Hospital but patients will now be able to get the procedures in Ireland.
# Womb Transplant
Nine women in Sweden receive transplanted wombs donated from relatives
Some experts have raised concerns about whether it’s ethical to use live donors for an experimental procedure that doesn’t save lives.
# Prime Numbers
Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people in the world are obese?
# Organ Donation
2013 a 'record year' for organ transplants in Ireland
In total, 293 transplants were carried out in 2013, beating 2011’s record of 275.
# Transplants
Govt doing "bare minimum" to fix organ donation rates, says CEO
The head of the Irish Kidney Assocation says James Reilly “hasn’t been good enough” on organ donation.
# Seanad Recall
The Seanad is coming back on 20 August to debate transplant legislation
Minister for Health James Reilly had best not book any holidays…
# organ donors
Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation
The IKA said the proposed name change for the consent form will not necessarily increase our currant rate of donation.
# Germany
Organ transplant scandal erupts in Germany, prompts calls for reforms
Two senior doctors have been suspended from the Leipzig University Clinic’s organ transplant centre as part of an investigation into alleged manipulation of the waiting list.
# 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.
# Health
Taiwan hospital uses HIV-infected organs in five transplants
A hospital in Taiwan has admitted to transplanting HIV-infected organs from one donor into five different patients.