Air Corps Push for Donors
Members of the Air Corps began their cross country 40 hour marathon charity event on Thursday, May 16th pushing a Cessna light aircraft from Dublin, and arrived at their destination in Salthill Galway at the scheduled time of 3pm on Saturday afternoon, 18th May. A wonderful undertaking to raise awareness of organ donation and "Circle of Life" - Commemortative Garden to Organ Donors being planned for Quincentennial Park, Salthill.
"A decisive moment for organ donation"
As the Oireachtas Health Committee evaluates the Human tissue Bill, Prof. Jim Egan consultant respiratory physician at the Mater Hospital in Dublin writes in the Irish Times (Thursday, 25the April) that this is "a decisive moment for organ donation in the Republic".
Stynes Family helps with commemorative gardenAustralian-based friends of Éamonn Goggin met with the family of Jim Styne's in Melbourne and were presented with bricks from Melbourne Football Club for inclusion in the Irish national commemorative garden to organ donors being planned for Salthill.
Andrew gives the gift of life to others
Sallyanne and Derry Clarke, well known restaurateurs in Dublin, donated their son, Andrew's organs following his tragic death at the family home recently. "He was so generous and kind hearted, we knew he would have wanted that," said Sallyanne.
Heroes of the Health Service
Recently the Irish Times Health Supplement featured two of the country's top transplant surgeons in its series by June Shannon, titled "Heroes of the Health Service".
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