Health authorities in Northern Ireland are urging people to be more proactive about organ donation and to make their wishes known to family members and online. As was the case with one lucky little Co Derry boy, it could save a life, writes Roisin Armstrong
Most of us are familiar with the need for kidney transplants but transplants are regularly carried out on the heart, liver, lungs, pancreas and small bowel. Also, tissue such as corneas and heart valves can be donated and transplanted.
The PHA is urging everyone in Northern Ireland to say "I do" when it comes to their organ donation wishes, and to tell their family and friends that they want to be a donor. Sadly, every year viable organs are lost as donors who didn't discuss their wishes with their family have their decisions overruled by distraught family members. Continue reading
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