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New Transplant Authority

From Tuesday, 21st April, 2015,  the newly established transplant authority, Organ Donation and Transplantation Ireland  (ODTI) under the HSE, has responsibility for organ procurement in Ireland. Up to now this service was carried out by the transplant co-ordinators and transplant team at the Organ Procurement Service at Beaumont Hospital.  

Read more: New Transplant Authority

 

David Hickey Interview on RTE

Dr. David Hickey, the well known and much loved  transplant Surgeon at Beaumont Hospital gave a wonderfully warm and frank interview on the Ray D'Arcy show on RTE.  Dr. Hickey retired earlier this year from his post at Beaumont Hospital.

Read more: David Hickey Interview on RTE

 

Heart & Lung Transplant Mass of Remembrance

Each year the Irish Heart & Lung Transplant Association hold a Mass of Remembrance & Thanksgiving at the Mater Hospital Chapel to remember their donors and their families and to give thanks for their gift of life.

Read more: Heart & Lung Transplant Mass of Remembrance

   

Leuven Stone in Circle of Life Garden

The National Minister General of the Franciscan Order, Fr. Hugh McKenna paid a special visit to the Circle of Life Garden in Salthill on Friday last to bless the stone from Leuven in Belgium which represents Europe in the garden's Global Heritage Walkway.

Read more: Leuven Stone in Circle of Life Garden

 

Launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week

Speaking at the launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week, the Chief Executive of the Irish Kidney Association, Mark Murphy, suggested that greater ties with Northern Ireland would increase organ transplants.

Read more: Launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week

   

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