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Varadkar congratulates Mater for Ireland's 100th Lung Transplant

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Minister Varadkar said: "This is a great achievement for the Mater and for Irish medicine. I want to congratulate everyone involved including surgeons, physicians, nurses and support staff, who have worked hard as a team to raise our lung transplant rates. The impact of their work on the lives of their patients is immense."

"I am heartened that the 2013 level of transplantation is being maintained this year to the benefit of patients, their families and friends."

Prof. Mary Day said: "The completion of the 100th lung transplant at the Mater Hospital reflects an extraordinary level of expertise and commitment from the Hospital's multi-disciplinary team involved in lung transplant over the years since the first lung transplant in 2005. We are now extremely fortunate that the transplant team is led by a  group of young, dedicated  consultants who have amassed enormous experience internationally and  whose return to Ireland and the Mater Hospital ensures our lung transplant programme compares favourably with any in the world. Our objective is to copper fasten the level and quality of care for our lung transplant patients into the next decade."

The number of transplants grew substantially in 2013 when 32 people benefited from the life-changing gift of a new lung.  More lung transplants were carried out in 2013 than for the previous four years, which saw Ireland rise from 13th place in Europe for lung transplantation to third.

Minister Varadkar paid tribute to Prof. Jim Egan, Director of Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland, for the continued progress being made in increasing kidney, heart and liver, and lung transplantation rates.  

He also paid tribute to donors and their families for their great generosity.  "I hope the benefits enjoyed by transplant recipients will continue to be a source of some consolation to families in their time of grief."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:04

European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships - Lithuania

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Congratulations to the nine Athletes who represented Ireland at the European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Between them they won six Gold Medals, ten Silver Medals and eight Bronze Medals.   A real tribute to their Donors and all Donors.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 11:14

Ladies Mini Marathon 2014 - Thank You!

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A big thank you to all the ladies who did the Flora Women's Mini Marathon for us last Monday.   This year we had our biggest group ever out there walking, jogging and running for the Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association, creating donor awareness and making a difference.   In the sea of 40,000 teeshirts for lots of different charities it was fantastic to sometimes come across some other IHLTA ones on the way around!    Here are a few of the photos -  Well done to everyone! 

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 21:40 Read more...

MyCharity.ie

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"The IHLTA have now registered with my charity.ie and the link for this is as follows:-     www.mycharity.ie/charity/ihlta   

This will make donating and fund raising so much easier.   So if you are participating in the mini marathon or organising a fundraising event like an afternoon tea party, cycle,  coffee morning or donating to the IHLTA instead of gifts for occasions, it is now very simple to create your own fundraising page and nominate the IHLTA as your Chosen Charity.   
My Charity.ie is an excellent website with clear illustrations and a helpline for any queries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 21:40

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