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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 

 During Organ Donor Awareness Week, the various media, print, radio and television, feature many stories from all over Ireland relating to organ donation and individual people's personal experiences of being donor families and recipients. 
 
 Media Reports from 2012
http://www.ika.ie/joe-duffy-supports-organ-donor-awareness-week

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RTÉ.ie Radio1: Liveline - Monday 2nd April
Organ Donation Treasa Walsh's son Gearoid died tragically in Australia in 2009
www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_liveline.xml
 
 Liveline discussion on organ donation continued on Tuesday, April 3rd
http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/2012-04-03.html
 
 
Irish Triple Transplant Mum pays tribute to donor families - Sunday Independent April 1st
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/irish-triple-transplant-mum-pays-tribute-to-donor-families-3061437.html
 
 
 Media reports from 2011

The Sunday Business Post also carried the agonising story of David Berber who is waiting for a heart transplant in the Mater Hospital.   

          http://www.sbpost.ie/agenda/the-longest-wait-55110.html

David Berber received the wonderful gift of a heart transplant in late May, 2011

 

"The Best Gift of All for Mother's Day"  -  Sunday Independent, 3rd April

 http://www.independent.ie/national-news/the-best-gift-of-all-for-this-mothers-day-2607520.html

 
The Health Supplement of the Irish Times on Tuesday 29th March featured the story - "Éamonn's generosity gave four people the chance to live full lives again"
 
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2011/0329/1224293284043.html
 
 
 
 ‘Too many hearts were exported while people awaited transplantation in this country. We are desperately concerned about the low transplant rate," said Terry Mangan, chairman of the Irish Donor Network, who also said "transplant activity for hearts and lungs was ‘‘exceedingly poor’’ in Ireland relative to the number of deceased donors."
 

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