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Call for 2nd Kidney Transplanting Hospital

At the launch of the 2016 Organ Donor Awareness Week (2nd April - 9th April), the IKA called for a second kidney transplanting hospital, predicting that the 2,000 number of people on dialysis now will be 3,000 in ten year's time. 


Both the Late Late Show and the Ray D'Arcy show on RTE featured interviews and moving stories on organ donation, well worth viewing:


http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-late-late-show-extras-30003017/10554447/


http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-ray-darcy-show-extras-30003588/10554761/



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The acting Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, officially launched this year's organ donor awareness week at the Mansion House on Tuesday, 29th March where he met with members of the organ donation and transplant community including medical staff, patient advocate groups and patients.


Speaking at the launch, Mr. Mark Murphy, CEO of the Irish Kidney Association said, "the vast majority of the Irish public is willing to donate organs and we now have the infrastructure to lift organ donation to the next level, like the Spanish model of organ donation whose rates are twice ours.  With all the recent changes in our organ procurement structure including the establishment of Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland, led by Prof. Jim Egan and six personnel now working inside our Intensive Care Units championing organ donation, we are hopeful that many more opportunities for organ donation and consequently transplantation will be realised".

 

Read the full press release from the IKA on:

 http://www.ika.ie/pdf/odwpr2016.pdf

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