Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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Support Group Meetings - Change of Venue

Have you had a heart or lung transplant?

Beginning on February 26, a support group meeting will be held on the last Monday of every month. 

The first meeting will consist of deciding the format of the sessions going forward. 

Venue: Centre for Nurses' Education, 14 Nelson Street, Dublin 7. This is located just off Eccles Street beside the Mater Hospital. 

To register/inquire, please contact Dr. Katie O'Brien (Senior Psychologist) on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (01)8034457.

Please note that the venue has changed from 21 Nelson Street to 14 Nelson Street (Centre for Nurses' Education). Apologies for any inconvenience.

VHI Mini-Marathon 2018

Have you thought about entering this year's Mini-Marathon?

If you're interested and would consider raising funds for the IHLTA, please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank you!

Organ Donation Awareness Week 2018

"With 550 people on lists for heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants - the call is being made for a national conversation about organ donation.

This week is Organ Donor Awareness week - with the focus on families talking to each other about their willingness to donate."

#ODAW2018 - Organ Donation Awareness Week 2018

Please have the chat with your family.

VHI MIni-Marathon 2018

Registration for VHI Women's Mini-Marathon 2018 - NOW OPEN!

 

As Easter fast approaches, some of our members are probably already thinking towards this summer's Mini-Marathon.

Registration is now open. Should you wish to participate for the IHLTA, please do let us know via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 

 

Thank you. 

AGM - New Time

AGM - Change of Start Time

 

Please note that our AGM, to be held on Saturday March 10 in the Pillar Room of the Mater Hospital, will now start at the earlier time of 10.30 am. A meeting for members intending to travel to this summer's transplant games will take place immediately aftrwards.

 

Thank you. 

Support Group Meetings - Important Notice

Infection Control Mesaures - Group Meetings

The IHLTA have been advised that individuals cannot attend the support group meetings in the below circumstances:

 

-If they have not had their flu vaccination (this needs to be at least 2 weeks prior)

 

-If they have CRE or VRE which is symptomatic at the time of the group (bacterial infections)

 

-If they are less than three months post transplant (while we appreciate that said individuals may have a particular desire to attend, standard protocol for this period is to avoid contact with large groups, where possible)

 

-If they have been advised to continue to wear a mask/avoid public places by the team

 

-If they have Burkholderia Cepacia or Burkolderia Multivorans (i.e. if they require isolation/ attend clinic on a different day to other patients)

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but ultimately, it is for the best interests of all present.

We look forward to seeing you all on February 26.

 

Thank you.

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