Strange Boat - Organ Donation Awareness


President pays tribute to Organ Donation/Transplantation Community

At an event on St. Patrick's Day in Áras an Uachtaráin, President Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina, welcomed, and paid tribute to, the organ donation/transplantation community.

This very special event, acknowledging the the organ donation/transplantation community in Ireland, was attended by people from across the country including members of the medical profession, odt representative groups, donor families and recipients.  

The President spoke of the importance of organ donation and said "organ donation is an act of incredible solidarity, and perhaps the greatest gift one human being can give to another".

Read the full speech on:

An tUachtarán with Martina Goggin and Andrea Fitzmaurice (left) and Laura Austin (right), both Transplant Nurses at Beaumont Hospital


Martina Goggin, Dilly Little, Consultant Urologist at Beaumont Hospital and Denis Goggin

Pauline May, Organ Donation Nurse Manager, West/North West Hospital Group; Martina Goggin; the President's wife, Sabina Higgins and Bernie Nohilly, Organ Donation Nurse Manager, Ireland East Hospital Group.

Denis Goggin, Dr. Emer Curran, Consultant Intensivist at GUH, Martina Goggin;  Karen Healy and Siobhan Brosnan, both Organ Donation Nurse Managers.

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