Joe Brolly:  “The point of this is to make sure we have a fit-for-purpose organ donation system which works.”

Government plans to change the organ donation system so all individuals are presumed to be willing donors unl(...)

Chief executive of the Irish Kidney Association Mark Murphy says the Irish donor system needs reform. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fluctuations in organ donations from year to year are due to a lack of trained organ donor coordinators in hospitals, according to the chief ex(...)

‘It’s 9.45pm and the phone rings….the transplant co-ordinator is on the other end of the phone… I start to replay her first words to me,‘we hav(...)

Family life: Paul Wynne with his wife, Ciara, and their one-month-old daughter, Ella. Photograph: Eric Luke

I remember being in bed in Crumlin hospital with tubes stuck up my nose when I was a child and feeling lonely when my visitors went home. I sup(...)

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