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Australian-Irish Connection

Organ donor families and recipients from Tasmania and Ireland were brought together in a very unique way during the first Tasmanian Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving held on May 21st last in Launceston, Tasmania. 

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Prime Time features Cystic Fibrosis

Prime Time on RTE television (12th April) featured the treatment of  Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland today with a very personal report by Orla Tinsley, who has first hand experience of living with CF in the Ireland of 2011.

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Rise in organ donations in first half of 2011

While 2010 saw the worst decline in organ donation on record, the good news is the outstanding organ donation and transplantation figures for the first six months of 2011. According to the National Renal Transplantation Team at Beaumont Hospital, 2011 could be a record year for kidney transplants.

Read more: Rise in organ donations in first half of 2011


New Transplant Authority

A new national transplant authority is to be established by the HSE in an effort to boost Ireland's rate of organ transplants, as 2010 saw the biggest decline in organ donation on record.

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Organ Donor Awareness Week

Joe Duffy, who regularly features organ donation on Liveline, has again generously pledged his support to  Organ Donor Awareness Week campaign. The lifesaving awareness campaign which is organised by the Irish Kidney Association and supported by the Irish Donor Network will take place this year from March 30th - April 6th 

Read more: Organ Donor Awareness Week


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