Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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VHI Women's Mini Marathon & RSVP Magazine

As part of preparations for the VHI Womens Mini-Marthon to take place during the June Bank Holiday, we have a half page in RSVP magazine out this week.

Come on everyone! We are a very small charity in a sea of big charities! We don't employ people for fund raising, all of the money goes direct to the charity. Get your friends, family to join our little team - you could make a big difference!

Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or message our facebook page for more details.

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24th Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance

Last Saturday, February 20th, marked the 24th occasion of our Annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance in the Chapel of Mater Hospital.

Once again, the turnout was hugely impressive and we would like to sincerely thank all who attended. In particular, we would like to acknowledge those who contributed on the day, both in terms of readings and prayers as well as those who assisted in funding the occasion.

A number of photographs were taken on the day and they will be uploaded to this website in the coming weeks.


Please continue to follow this website and our Facebook page for further updates on the activities of the IHLTA.

Annual Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance

Our 24st Annual Mass of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will be held in the 
Chapel of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital on 20 February 2016
at 12 Noon. It is dedicated with respect and humility to all organ donors and their 
families who by their goodness and compassion give others the gift of life.


Transplant Games July 2016 - Flights & Prices

Flight details for those going to the European Transplant Games in Vantaa, Finland:

Outbound flight (Finnair) Dublin to Helsinki/Vantaa
AY 930 depart Dublin 9.15am 10th July 2016


Return flight (Finnair) Helsinki/Vantaa to Dublin
AY 931 depart Helsinki 16.15pm 16th July 2016

Registration fee for the Games is €560 PP which includes 5 nights accommodation, meals and transport to hotels, venues etc.

Anyone thinking of going to the Games phone Chairman Paddy O'Mahony on 087 4128612 for more details on payment options available to fund the cost for athletes.

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IHLTA Visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

As part of celebrations to mark 30 years of heart and 10 years of lung transplantation in Ireland, the IHLTA will be making a visit to President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday, 26/02/2016 at 2.30pm.
All paid members are invited to apply for inclusion. However, as our allocated numbers are strictly limited we may have to "draw names from the hat".
Due to the limited places available, spouses, partners, family members etc. will not be allowed to accompany successful applicants. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Anyone who wishes to participate, please contact us.

Bingo Fundraiser for IHLTA

Pictured below (right to left) are Michael Miles, who received a double lung transplant in 2015, and his daughter, Emma, presenting a cheque for €1,500 to IHLTA Chairman, Paddy O'Mahony. Family and friends of Michael held a Monster Bingo fundraiser. Many thanks to all involved and the community of Union Hall and Skibbereen for their support.

On behalf of the Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association, we wish to thank them most sincerely for the donation to our Association.

Donations  such as these help us to continue our work in providing help and support to patients  pre and post transplantation. It also helps us to provide funding for specific projects within the Heart and Lung Unit of the Mater Hospital.

As a non-Government funded Charity group, we appreciate every single donation to the IHLTA.   People like the Miles are not just providing vital funds,  they are also creating donor awareness and in doing this they are helping to save lives.  

Once again, on behalf of the Association, our thanks  to all involved in this and all other fundraising event for their wonderful support. 

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