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Pancreatic Transplant Difficulties Highlighted

As a result of the recent campaign to highlight concerns over the pancreatic transplant programme, a meeting has been called by Minister Varadkar with the relevant bodies involved in transplantation in Ireland. 

Since the retirement early this year of Dr. David Hickey, former Director of the National Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programme concerns have been raised about the future of the programme by both patients and medical staff.  

It was reported on Thursday, July 30th that Health Minister, Leo Varadkar has called a meeting with teams from Beaumont Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospital and Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland. Minister Varadkar said he was concerned that patients feel a lack of clarity over transplant services and that he has been assured the transplant programme will be re-established at St. Vincent's Hospital from September.

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"Day by day my body is getting weaker. I'm afraid that by the time they sort this out, my body will be too week for a transplant", said Ciara Kelly, mother of two boys.

                                      Details on the campaign to raise the issue on:                                                               

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