May, 2020

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“COME ON POLITICIANS!” – Dáithí’s message for soft opt out organ donation

As a soft opt-out organ donation systemcomes into effect in England, a West Belfast family are urging the same system in Northern Ireland.

The parents of three-year-old Dáithí Mac Gabhann, from Ballymurphy, say “we can’t be waiting years to come into line with the rest of the UK and Ireland”. Full Story Here 

Donate4Dáithí talks opt out on Al Jazeera

This week we did a piece with Al Jazeera on the introduction of soft opt out organ donation in England, and why we’re are calling for the same here.

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Parents of Belfast boy needing new heart in plea over organ donor campaign

A campaign to increase the number of lifesaving organ transplants in Northern Ireland has been hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The parents of a three-year-old boy who needs a heart transplant have appealed to politicians to ensure the issue remains on the agenda, despite the challenges facing the health service.

They were speaking as the laws in England changed so that people now have to opt out of donating their organs for transplant, known as Max and Kiera’s Law. Full Story Here

Donate4Dáithí talks to U105

With soft opt out coming into effect yesterday in England, with Max and Keira’s Law, Dáithí’s daddy, Máirtín, joined Frank Mitchell today on U105 calling for similar laws in the North. Listen Here

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NI risks being ‘left behind’ on organ donation, warns family of little Dáithí

The family of Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has already undergone a number of major surgeries, were due to meet with Northern Ireland health minister Robin Swann in March as part of their campaign for a ‘soft opt-out’ organ donation system.

While the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of that meeting, the Mac Gabhann family have continued their campaign for the laws to be updated. Full Story Here