July, 2018

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Northern Ireland rapidly falling behind on organ donation warns Butler

Ulster Unionist MLA Robbie Butler has warned that Northern Ireland is rapidly falling behind the rest of the UK and Ireland when it comes to the issue of organ donation. He was commenting in advance of a reception being held in Belfast on Friday for young Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who is currently on the transplant list awaiting a new heart.
The Lagan Valley MLA said:
“I have spoken to Máirtín Mac Gabhann and I’ve told him that he has my total support for the campaign that he’s running not only for his own child, but for all those who may one day find themselves waiting desperately on the transplant list. Full Story Here

Little Dáithí’s story touches readers’ hearts

THE parents of 21-month-old Ballymurphy boy Dáithí Mac Gabhann say they are ‘completely overwhelmed’ with the number of people who have become organ donors since they went public with Dáithí’s story. Three weeks ago Dáithí’s parents spoke exclusively to the Andersonstown News about their hopes that a new heart could be found for their beautiful baby boy. Full Story Here

Belfast dad pleads for new heart for toddler son

The father of a Belfast toddler with a life-threatening congenital heart condition has issued a poignant plea to other parents to consider putting their children on the organ donation register. Little Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who is just 20 months old, is awaiting a new heart after being born with rare Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The disorder led to the tot undergoing three rounds of major surgery at four days, 10 days and four months old. Full Story Here

Scéal spreagúil an Ghaeilgeora óig atá ar lorg croí úir – agus thig leatsa cuidiú

Tá Máirtín Mac Gabhann sa tóir ar chroí dá mhac beag gleoite Daithí agus tá sé féin agus a bhean Seph ag iarraidh ar dhaoine clárú le liosta an deonaithe orgáin le go mbeadh deis ag Daithí agus ag a mhacasamhail saol normálta a chaitheamh. Scéal Iomlán Anseo

Parents of local toddler in heart transplant plea

THE parents of a 19-month-old Ballymurphy toddler are calling on local people to sign up to the organ donor register. Little Dáithí Mac Gabhann does everything that a baby of his age should do. He loves laughing and walking, learning new words and he adores his doting parents. But he needs a new heart. Full Story Here