Jim Egan

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Katie and David Crosby at the Rock’n’Roll Dublin half-marathon last August.

David Crosby was the eldest of five children. Now aged 42, he has one sibling left. Three died from respiratory problems when they were children – two(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: said he wanted to “change the culture”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An opt-out system for organ donation will be in place by the end of next year, Minister for Health Simon Harris pledged as he introduced a public con(...)

The clinical expertise to set up a heart transplant programme for children and carry out the operations now exists in Ireland, according to Prof Jim Egan, director of Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Plans are being made to establish the first Irish heart transplant programme for children, amid safety concerns about current arrangements that see pa(...)

The procedures involved 81 families agreeing to donate organs of deceased relatives and 33 people donating a kidney to a family member. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Some 266 people received life-saving organ transplants in Ireland last year. The procedures involved 81 families agreeing to donate organs of deceas(...)

 Eddie Kelly, Carlingford, Co Lough, who received a new heart in an operation at the Mater hospital, Dublin,  in  September 1985, leaving the hospital with his wife Eileen and the nurses in charge of the Intensive care unit (from left): Sr Ursula Bullen, Cork, Sr Mary Bridget and Sr Pat O’Leary. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has marked the 30th anniversary of the first heart transplant in Ireland by calling for a major “cultural shift” to(...)

Dr Jim Egan, director of  Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland: he  said good progress had been made on the policy and it would be ready soon

People who donate their kidneys while alive are to get out-of-pocket expenses paid back in a scheme to encourage more organ donation.The Department o(...)

Organ donors: Some 294 organ transplants were carried out in Irish hospitals last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Last year was a record year for organ transplantation, with 294 transplants carried out in Irish hospitals.Some 32 lung, 11 heart, 55 liver, 11 pancre(...)

The programme for government aspires to the introduction of a “soft opt out” process for organ donation as part of the Human Tissue Bill and th(...)

 Dr James Reilly has been urged to reconsider making the drug pirfenidone availble to sufferers of a rare form of lung disease. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health James Reilly has been urged to reconsider the decision of the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics(...)

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