September, 2018

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Coláiste Feirste pupils rally round Dáithí

NINE out of ten Coláiste Feirste senior pupils have signed up to the Organ Donation Register after meeting inspirational West Belfast tot Dáithí Mac Gabhann. Ballymurphy boy Dáithí along with his devoted parents Máirtín and Seph attended a 30-minute assembly with the pupils to highlight Organ Donation Week. Full Story Here

Schoolkids become organ donors after being bowled over by ‘high-fiving’ toddler who needs new heart

MORE than 130 pupils at a Belfast school were so moved by the plight of a toddler who urgently needs a heart transplant that they have signed up to become organ donors. Students at Coláiste Feirste met with 22-month-old Dáithí Mac Gabhann and his parents last week and within days joined the organ donation register. Full Story Here

Brave Dáithí wins over an army of fans during Organ Donation Week

West Belfast toddler Dáithí Mac Gabhann, spent Organ Donation Week raising awareness about the donor register along with the help of an army of volunteers. Full Story Here 

SINN FEIN BACKING ‘ARE YOU A DONOR? I’M A DONOR CAMPAIGN’ IN DERRY

SINN Féin Health spokesperson Councillor Patricia Logue and the party’s Foyle MLA Karen Mullan say they are supporting campaigners behind the ‘Is Deontóir mé. An Deontóir thú? -I’m a donor. Are you a donor?’ The campaigners have been in Derry to highlight organ donation and the case of young Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who was born with very rare heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, and now requires a heart transplant to save his life. Full Story Here

‘It could be you some day who needs an organ’

Health professionals and politicians have encouraged local to join the organ donor register and tell their loved ones of their wishes.

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Councillor Patricia Logue and Foyle MLA Karen Mullan met with campaigners for the ‘Is Deontóir mé. An Deontóir thú? -I’m a donor. Are you a donor?’ campaign, who were in Derry to highlight organ donation and the case of young Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who was born with very rare heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, and now requires a heart transplant to save his life. Full Story Here

Organ Donation Week prompts West Belfast family to organise host of events

West Belfast family has unveiled a new mural to raise awareness for Organ Donation Week. Máirtín Mac Gabhann and his partner Seph Ni Mhealláin’s world was turned upside down when their son Dáithí was born with congenital heart defect Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. In January they were told their son, who is now 22 months, needs a new heart and since then the Ballymurphy dad has been on a mission to get as many people as he can to become organ donors. Full Story Here