Dublin People | Pat O'Rourke
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A NORTHSIDE woman named as ambassador for Organ Donation Week is hoping her story will help to start a conversation around donations and transplants.
Vivienne Traynor (44), from Skerries, an RTÉ News anchor and Courts Correspondent, witnessed first-hand the whole process of organ donation and transplantation after her nephew Martin received a second kidney from a deceased donor in November 2014.
Five years earlier, Martin Traynor had also received a kidney from Vivienne after undergoing three years of dialysis treatment.
“When news came through that a second kidney was available for Martin I was at first elated but this feeling was very quickly replaced by thoughts for the deceased donor and their family,” said Vivienne.
“I was really touched that a family in the midst of all their grief took the time to consider someone else. Continue reading