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Organ Donor Awareness Week 2017

 MEDIA COVERAGE 2016

Saturday 9th of April:

Grainne spreads organ donation message on tv - Kerryman

Maurice given gift of life with two transplants – Enniscorty Guardian

Everyone has the opportunity to give the gift of hope and life to a latter day hero – Irish Independent

Vivienne is supporting organ donor week – Fingal Independent

“She saved 3 people – there is peace in that”  - The Journal

Wexford’s Sabia hasnt looked back since life-changing transplant – Wexford People

Friday 8th of April: 

Organ Donation a lifeline for lexi - The Irish Examiner

My kidney transplant gave me the gift of life – and my future wife – Irish independent

6 Year old needs a new kidney and liver to survive – The Journal

Thursday 7th of April:

Gratitude and Organ Donors – Irish Times

Ex Roscommon star marries his pharmacy technician - Hogan Stand

So hard that a family in grief must make donation decision to help our little girl - The Western People

Wednesday 6th of April:

6 year old waterford girl requires a liver and kidney transplant - Waterford Today

This video aims to transform lives - Breaking News

2 Irishmen randomly met at a bog and ended up changing each others lives – Joe.ie

Irish mans life saved by stranger he met at the bog – Irish Independent

Leo Varadkar says family agreement and next of kin consent would still be needed - Irish Times

Playing the waiting game – Dublin People

Tuesday 5th of April:

Organ Donor awareness week - Clare Courier

Vivienne Traynor: Carry card and discuss donation – RTE

Without a kidney, jonny Quigley faced an exhausting life built on dialysis - Irish Times

 

Monday 4th of April: 

Monaghan mother highlights importance of becoming an organ donor – Northern Sound Radio

Kidney failure turned Janice’s life upside down – Tallaght Echo

‘In the darkness, organ donation was the only light in eamonn’s death – Irish Independent

Lispole man awaiting lung transplant urges people to discuss organ donation – Radio Kerry

The gift of life – West cork people

2 people get the call and only one person can get the heart, so i was lucky - Newstalk

IKA highlight Organ donor week – Ocean FM

‘I love you and i feel absolutely connected to you - Irish Independent

I think of my donor everyday – Dublin People

Limerick people urged to carry a donor card – Limerick Live95

Daughter swimming the channel to raise awareness of organ donation after fathers transplant – Irish Examiner

Saoirse Perry on the family who donated the organ which saved her life – Irish Independent

Sunday 3rd of April:

Why Myles needs a kidney – The Journal

‘I only had 6 hours to live if i didnt start pulling through’ - The Journal

Jessica born with suspected heart murmur and diagnosed with fatal heart conditions – Irish Times

Beautiful 21 year old women enjoys new lease of life – Sunday World

‘My whole family share in our love for my baby’s heart donor’ - Breaking news

Widow of Ger Foley speaks movingly about late husband in wake of ‘Mr Brightside’ viral – Irish Independent

Ballyjamesduff teacher is urging people to carry donor card – Northern Sound Radio

Mum found out she was pregnant & had kidney disease in same week – Irish Mirror

Brave baby Jessica gets the gift of a new heart – Irish Independent

The Incredible gift of life – Offaly Independant

Saturday 2nd of April:

Patricia MacKenzie has new lease of life after kidney transplant – rish Examiner

Poll: Do you plan to donate your organs? – The Journal

‘I dont know if i would be here’ – Newstalk

Limerick man whose daughter received organ transplant spreading awareness - Limerick Live95

Organ donor week urges people to be vocal about there wishes – Breaking News, Irish Examiner, + others

Your organs are no use to anyone in the ground – The Journal

Going big in aid of organ donor week – Kerryman

This man donated his kidney to his father – Irish Examiner

Over 500 people are awaiting life saving transplants – Sligo Champion

‘Brightside’ of organ donation the priority – Kerryman

Considering the ultimate gift n organ donation week – Irish Times

My liver transplant allowed me to finally swap surviving for living – Irish Independent

Kidney donor gave Ben a normal life - Gorey Guardian

Friday 1st of April: 

Varadkar hopes 300 organ transplants possible in 2016 – Irish Medical Times

Son selflessly gives up university dream to donate kidney to his father – Irish Examiner

Son selflessly gives up university dream to donate kidney to his father – Breaking news

Lucky ticket triggers three organ transplants in 3 months for Cork patients – Irish Mirror

Loving son turns down dream university place in austria to donate kidney to his dad – Irish Independent

Kerry pub Mr Brightside tribute – Belfast Telegraph

We were lucky to have been given those extra 13 years – Irish Independent

‘Hero’ brother gives sister the best gift ever – Derry Journal

Campaign seeks to raise awareness on donation of organs – Irish independent

Thursday 31st of March: 

Kerry TD to launch organ donation awareness week in tralee – Radio Kerry

Organ Donor Awareness Week – Tipperary Today

Cavan teacher is urging people to carry an Organ donor card and give the gift of life – Northern Sound Radio

Wednesday 30th of March: 

Second Kidney hospital needed - Irish Health

Man moves closer to his treatment centre – Dublin People

Organs will never be taken without family’s consent, insists Varadkar – Irish Independent

Mum’s baby dream comes true 20 years after life saving transplant – Irish Independent

Lorraine’s baby dream comes true 20 years after transplant – Evening Herald

Public urged to look on ‘brightside’ of donor card after kerry wake goes viral – Irish Examiner

Internet star who sang at pal’s funeral urges people to carry donor card – Irish Independent

Tuesday 29th of March:

Organ recipients share their stories of their ‘gift of life’ - Irish Times

Urgent need for second kidney transplant hospital – Irish Times

Star of Viral Kerry video urges people to carry an organ donor card – Radio Kerry

Kerry man who wowed The Killers with rendition of Mr Brightside after best friends funeral – Irish Mirror

IKA renews call for second kidney transplanting hospital – Medical Independent

Speech by Leo Varadkar, TD, Minister for Health at the launch of Organ Donor Week – Department of Health

Warning over ‘spiraling’ demand for kidney transplants -RTE

‘Its about Ger and Cystic Fibrosis and Not Brian O Sullivan‘ – Irish Independent

Kerryman’s moving rendition of ‘Mr Brightside’ at friend’s wake gets Killers’ approval – Irish Examiner

Kerryman’s moving rendition of ‘Mr Brightside’ at friend’s wake gets Killers’ approval – Breaking News

 “Transplantation Works – Please, Please People Carry a Donor Card!” – NewsTalk

55o People in Ireland On Waiting Lists For Organ Transplants - KFM Radio

Saturday 26th of March:

Three Pals Get Three New Kidneys in Three Months  – Cork Evening Echo

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