“I get up at 7.30am every morning and work down on the family farm and I keep going until ten at night, no problem.”
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
Families across the country are being urged to have a conversation about organ donation during Organ Donor Week.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
Double lung transplant warrior Orla Tinsley who is back in hospital after a health setback has thanked the public for their get well wishes and support.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019
A man who ran 1,000km from the north to the south of Ireland in 15 days says he hopes his feat will inspire others to register as organ donors.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
A fourth-generation firefighter gave his older brother one of his kidneys after a virus left his older sibling with irreversible kidney damage.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
Dinnertime in the Kelly household was always an epic affair, but never more so than when all 19 siblings gathered to celebrate their mother Nora’s 90th birthday.
Mon, 02 Apr, 2018
Ahead of the Irish Kidney Association’s Organ Donor Awareness Week, which takes place from today until April 7, Reah and Aaron Higgins from Caher, Co Clare, talk toabout their recent transplant journey.
Sat, 31 Mar, 2018
There are still 500 people waiting for replacement organs, despite 2017 being a record year of transplants for Irish patients, when 327 organs were transplanted last year into 321 patients.
Wed, 28 Mar, 2018
The 27 members of Transplant Team Ireland were welcomed home by a large gathering of family, friends and supporters at Dublin Airport today showing off their haul of 32 medals from the 21st World Transplant Games in Malaga.
Sun, 02 Jul, 2017
Two doctors who share a busy medical practice in Salthill, Co Galway, share a kidney transplant story.
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
Hopes have been raised that scientists will be able to store donor organs for months or even years.
Fri, 03 Mar, 2017
Thu, 05 Jan, 2017
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
Six-year-old Lexi Murphy hardly ever complains when she gets her nightly injections.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2016
A mother whose six-year-old daughter is awaiting a double transplant says one of the most difficult aspects is that, to help Lexi, another family must make the decision to donate in a time of grief.
Thu, 07 Apr, 2016
A number of Irish postgraduate students who are doing a Masters in Projects Management have collaborated with the Irish Kidney Association.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
A daughter is swimming the channel after her aunt donated a kidney to her father,
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
The gift of a new kidney gave Patricia MacKenzie a fresh start eight years ago, and she has vowed to make the most of that chance every day, writes
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
Mon, 22 Feb, 2016
As the number of successful organ transplants continues to fall, the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) has renewed its appeal for more people to carry organ donor cards.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
From the moment she was born, Courtney Kealy had to have a kidney transplant. She was born with kidney dysplasia, a condition most affected babies do not survive.
Tue, 28 Apr, 2015
Saoirse Perry knew she was close to death before she received a liver transplant last year.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2015
The Irish Kidney Association has described the past year as "disappointing and concerning" for people awaiting kidney transplants.
Fri, 02 Jan, 2015
President Michael D Higgins has said too many people die each year waiting for the transplantation of scarce organs.
Mon, 29 Sep, 2014
Amid her immense grief, Paula Murphy finds some small consolation knowing that the death of her beloved daughter resulted in the precious gift of life for five strangers.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
Kerry darts ace Sean Marshall, who struck gold at the European Transplant and Dialysis Games in Poland this week, is to give his medal to his "amazing" donor brother.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2014
Transplant targets for liver, kidney and pancreas operations are behind for the first six months of this year due to a lack of donated organs.
Tue, 19 Aug, 2014
At the age of 47, her survival was a race against the clock but the life-giving power of organ transplantation carried Vera Dwyer through another quarter of a century and into the record books.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2014
"I am alive... because somebody decided to be an organ donor. A hero. My hero."
Mon, 07 Jul, 2014
A well-known family of jewellers has received a gift more precious than any gemstone — a long-awaited kidney transplant.
Sat, 05 Apr, 2014
Despite a second living transplant operating theatre lying idle at Beaumont Hospital, management have closed the kidney transplant list to new patients, as there are not enough staff to work the theatres.
Mon, 31 Mar, 2014
The Irish Kidney Association is urging people to carry Organ Donor cards as the organisations awareness week gets underway today.
Sat, 29 Mar, 2014
The Irish Kidney Association has told Health Minister James Reilly that the loss of the discretionary medical card is having a “devastating personal economic effect” on the country’s 3,000 transplanted people.
Thu, 27 Mar, 2014
IT’S the question many are tempted to ask a woman who’s ageing gracefully on our television screens: has she had a little bit of ‘help’?
Sun, 23 Mar, 2014
A large sporting event has been organised in memory of teacher Alan Feeley who died of a brain haemorrhage last November.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2014
Modern medicine has found many ways to turn what might once have been a tragedy into something if not quite a victory then something uplifting, something defying and utterly of the human spirit.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
Broadcaster Mary Kennedy has pleaded with the public to sign up as organ donors after witnessing at first hand the heartbreak and miraculous recoveries involved.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
Shane O’Connell received the gift of a new heart for Christmas and is looking forward to a healthier and happier new year.
Wed, 01 Jan, 2014
A mother of three young children whose husband lies in hospital waiting for a lifesaving heart transplant has appealed for more people to become donors.
Tue, 08 Oct, 2013
Irish patients will be subjected to blanket opt-out organ donation rules if a new report by a major cross-party group is signed into law.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2013
The weather was about as mixed as the standards as thousands of women and wannabe women pounded out the route of the Evening Echo Cork Mini-Marathon.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2013