Under new legislation, a person will be deemed not to have agreed to be a donor if they had, while alive, registered their wish not to become one. Photograph: Peter Dazeley via Getty

A merged opt-in and opt-out register to consent to organ donations could sow doubts and lead to fewer donations, a Department of Health official has s(...)

Members of the congregation place a candle on a table  during the 34th Annual Irish Kidney Association Service of Rememberence and Thanksgiving held at Corpus Christi Church, Drumcondra to honour organ donors and their families. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The mother of cystic fibrosis campaigner and double lung transplant recipient Orla Tinsley has said her daughter is doing very well and is “living a l(...)

The Government is proposing to introduce an ‘opt-out’ approach to organ donation. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is planning to introduce an opt-out register for organ donation but will it improve numbers of organs donated? What is the Government (...)

 Susan Mulligan, (2nd right) from Castlerea, Co Roscommon is undergoing dialysis treatment for two and a half years pictured with Mary Verbruggan from Oughterard in Galway who underwent a living donor kidney transplant thanks to her donor brother Tom Gleeson (left), pictured with Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

People who want to donate organs altruistically for transplantation are being forced to go to Northern Ireland because of the lack of a dedicated serv(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

The Irish Kidney Association confirmed the spike following the broadcast of Orla Tinsley: Warrior on RTE One on Monday.

There were more than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards in the three days following an RTÉ documentary featuring cystic fibrosis campaigner Orla Tin(...)

Sinéad Tarmey, Wicklow Hospice, and Therese Tyrrell with  photographs of her late sisters Nora and Bernie

1) A night of “music and fun” is planned for Brooklodge Hotel, Aughrim, on Sunday (May 20th) in aid of Wicklow Hospice. The event is organised by Ther(...)

Don Hannon pcitured running The Ireland Way.

A 45-year-old Dublin man, who donated half his liver to his sister less than two years ago, completed a 1,000 kilometre 15-day run down through the mi(...)

You can pick up an organ donor card from your local pharmacy and keep it in your wallet. Photograph: Istock

Everyone has a vague idea about organ donation – knowing it involves a healthy organ being taken from one person (alive or dead) and given to another (...)

Track and Field, European Transplant Sport Week 2016, Vantaa, Finland. Ron Grainger is the man with the gold medal and Tricolour

The 21st World Transplant Games will take place in Malaga, Spain, from June 25th to July 2nd. I will be competing as a member of Transplant Team Irela(...)

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