Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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IHLTA Games Newsletter

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Netherlands 2012   -   June 27th – July 1st                                     Issue 2 February 2012

Colourful Dutch Clogs


In the last Games Newsletter we told you about the 14th European Heart and Lung Transplant Games which will take place in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands from 27th June 2012 to 1st July 2012.

We are delighted to say that we have had a great response and it looks like we will have a good number of athletes and supporters to be part of the Irish Team which is great news!   However, It’s not too late to join.   Remember you don’t have to be an athlete – every team needs supporters – so come along and support !!

If you haven’t given your name yet, make sure you do. Even if you are just thinking about it, let us know and we will be glad to talk to you about it at any stage.

On Saturday 18th February following the Annual Mass of Thanksgiving and Remembrance in the Mater, there will be a meeting for those travelling to the Games. This will take place in the Pillar Room immediately following the reception.

Application Form and Payment Details

Those who have given us their names already for the Games will have received an invitation document with application forms.

Just to clarify a couple of points on this.

Completed application forms together with a cheque for half of the amount payable can be brought to the Games meeting after Annual Mass of Thanksgiving on 18th February .   Cheques can be made payable to IHLTA Balance of payment will be due on or before April 10th 2012.

  • The cost of €500 pps covers five nights accommodation (27th June to 1st July inclusive). Details of any additional payments (night of 26th June) are fully detailed in the application form.   Ask if you are unsure about any of this.
  • The Bus trip from the airport to the hotel and back will be paid for by the IHLTA, so do not fill in anything on the application form for cost of bus transport.
  •     We will be taking track suit sizes on 18th Feb too – so make sure you have details for those travelling with you – check if small, medium, large or x-tra large.


Flight details

Going out – Dublin to Amsterdam

13.30 Tues 26th June 2012 Aer Lingus flight number EI608

* Return – Amsterdam to Dublin   15.00 Mon 2nd July 2012

Aer Lingus flight number EI605  

*Some may like to fly home at a later date

On occasion, flight numbers may be changed by Aer Lingus, however time of flight should remain the same.


As advised there will be several training days available for those who wish to avail of them (listed below) . These will be in ALSAA near Dublin Airport. They are run in conjunction with the IKA and there is no need to pre register.       You can phone Seamus Eager on 087 2574362 if you have any queries.

Sunday February 19th 2012

Sunday March 25th 2012

Sunday April 22nd 2012

Sunday May 27th 2012

Sunday June 17th 2012


 Athletes with Flag and Ireland sign

We plan to provide athletes and supporters with a team track suit with “Team Transplant Ireland” or similar on the back.   Each year at the Games there is a parade of teams from each country and the Dutch are always the most colourful of all with absolutely everything in bright orange! So we expect that for the Netherlands, all teams will make a special effort to fly their team colours at the parade and at all the sports venues!!  

We would love to get sponsorship for a team track suit. So if anybody has any suggestions, contacts or ideas please get in touch with us as soon as possible.  

No amount is too small, as a few small sponsors are every bit as good to us as one main sponsor.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2012 15:07

Mater Hospital - Notification Of Free Shuttle Bus Service

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Free Shuttle Bus Service

As part of the development of an enhanced adult hospital campus, the Mater hospital will close the public car park on Eccles Street TODAY to enable the creation of a new car park with 444 permanent spaces in just a few months time (Spring 2012).

From next Monday 12th September a clearly identifiable FREE shuttle bus service will operate from selected pick up points in the area to the main entrance of the hospital.

Running Monday to Friday between 8am to 5pm inclusive the first pick up point is Q-Park car park Marlborough Street, stopping at Parnell Street (opposite the Rotunda Hospital) proceeding to Wellington Street car park, stopping at the Mater before returning to Q-Park car park in Marlborough Street. This service will run every 15 minutes.

The hospital regrets the inconvenience caused by the temporary lack of an on-site car park.

Information on this FREE shuttle service, timetable, alternative parking facilities and other related transport information is available on the hospital’s website

Transplant Games 2012 - Apeldoorn, Holland.

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The 14th European Heart & Lung Transplant  Games will take place in Apeldoorn, Holland.  27th June to 1st July 2012. This is a unique experience not to be missed by all Heart & Lung recipients


...and participate at whatever level your able, to show that organ donation works. The following sports are available:

  • GOLF


Training day get together will be organised at A.L.S.A.A (Dublin airport)

The Irish contingent at Vaxjo, Sweden 2010












BRENDAN GILLIGAN @ 087-2281159
SE EAGER @ 087-2574362


On The Podium!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2011 11:45

The Irish Heart Foundation

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A closer alliance is being pursued between our Association and the Irish Heart Foundation. For many years we have been in contact with the IHF to divert queries on Heart Transplantation issues from the general public and many times we have been asked to talk and visit people in hospital who have been diagnosed as needing a Heart Transplant at some future stage.

The Irish Heart Foundation are also interested in forming a new alliance between their organisation, ourselves (IHLTA) and Heart Children to debate and identify many issues of common interest.

Irish Donor Network Spring 2007

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Our Association is a founder member of the IDN and continue to represent the interest of our members in this group.

In 2001 we wrote to the then Minister for Health Micheal Martin, requesting that a formal Irish Transplant Authority be established to oversee every aspect of Donation, Procurement and Transplantation.

Until recently Ireland was the only country in Western Europe without an Authority or controlling body and without laws and legislation governing all aspects of transplant activity. The HSE is currently in the process of setting up a National Transplant Office to which Prof. Jim Egan has been appointed Clinical Lead. We will provide further details when available.


Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 20:49

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