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New UK Transplant Decision

Family of deceased organ donors in the UK will now be permitted to suggest that an organ from their deceased relative should be offered to someone in their family who would benefit from a transplanted organ. This follows a recent decision by the UK Transplant Authority to allow Directed Deceased Organ Donation in a number of specific circumstances.

Read more: New UK Transplant Decision

 

Regina's blog on waiting for a transplant

Regina Hennelly (28) was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease two years ago.  She is on peritoneal dialysis and is waiting for a kidney transplant.

Read more: Regina's blog on waiting for a transplant

 

Marathon Man Ernesto

"Marathon Man Ernesto has gift of life to keep him going".   This inspirational story is carried in the Lifestyle section of the Connacht Tribune, March 26th as part of the media coverage of Organ Donor Awareness Week 2010.

Read more: Marathon Man Ernesto

   

TV3 Series on Organ Donation - Repeat

The three part TV series which comprehensively looked at Organ Donation in Ireland and which was screened on TV3 earlier this year, was advertised to be repeated on Tuesdays, at 10pm.  Only one of the programmes was actually repeated with no explanation as to why the full series was not broadcast as advertised.

Read more: TV3 Series on Organ Donation - Repeat

 

Organ Donations Increase in 2009

The National Organ Procurement Programme at Beaumont Hospital reported a 21% increase in organ donations in 2009.

Read more: Organ Donations Increase in 2009

   

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