Jim Egan

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‘There are currently 25 patients on the waiting list for lung transplant at the Mater,’ Prof Jim Egan said. File photograph:  Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

Eleven lung transplants have been carried out this year so far, which is considerably lower than last year, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said there were 573 admitted patients waiting on trolleys for beds on Monday morning at hospitals across the State. File photograph: Alan Betson

The number of people on trolleys in hospitals has been extraordinarily high and extraordinarily disappointing, the Minister for Health Simon Harris ha(...)

Robert Sheahan (centre), Ireland’s first liver and double-lung transplant recipient with his two transplant consultants, Emir Hoti (left) and Lars Nölke. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Ireland’s first liver and double-lung transplant has been carried out. The recipient, 29-year-old Robert Sheahan from Co Limerick, received the donat(...)

 Double lung transplant recipient David Crosby from Kingscourt , Co Cavan, with his daughter Erin (8) at the GPO, Dublin to launch the special stamp. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

An Post has launched a new postage stamp with the aim of starting a national conversation about organ donation. Featuring an hourglass timer that rep(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris with Jim Egan Director ODTI. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A total of 231 transplants were completed in the State in 2018 from 80 donors, many of whom donated multiple organs, according to the HSE’s Organ Dona(...)

Vera Dwyer after being presented with her gold medallion being congratulated by her granddaughter Sarah Kiernan (12) and her daughter Della Beirne.

A Co Sligo woman has become the world’s longest surviving single lung transplant recipient, 30 years after undergoing the procedure in the UK. Vera D(...)

Ireland remains one of a few EU countries not to have an opt-out system. The Bill will also regulate the removal, retention, storage, use and disposal of human tissue from deceased persons. File photograph: Getty Images

Thirteen years after first being proposed, long-awaited legislation allowing “opt-out” organ donation in Ireland will be published next month by Minis(...)

Ennis Property Dac secured the judgment this week over loans used to buy a nursing home in Co Galway

A couple have consented to a €3.4 million judgment against them over failure to repay loans used to acquire a nursing home in Co Galway and other asse(...)

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 (...)

Prof Jim Egan, director of organ donation and Transplant Ireland: “The excellent rates of organ donation and transplantation in 2017 reflect the generosity of Irish society.”

There was a record 308 organ transplants in the State last year, including five pancreas transplants following a two-year suspension of the procedure.(...)

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