Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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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.