July, 2020

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Colm Gildernew congratulates Donate4Dáithí

Colm Gildernew congratulates Donate4Dáithí in his opening statements at the Health Committee Meeting this week. Colm is the chair of the committee and he met our campaign, along with deputy chair Pam Cameron. Watch Here

BBC Newsline: Soft Opt Out & Donate4Dáithí

Dáithí and his father Máirtín speak with BBC Newsline on the announcement that Minister Robin Swann will hold a consultation about the introduction of soft opt out organ donation. Watch the full clip here 

West Belfast family ‘over the moon’ at Health Minister’s commitment to progressing soft opt out organ donation in NI

Mr Mac Gabhann told Belfast Live: “Organ donation is Dáithí’s only hope so we’re delighted with the announcement. Dáithí has been the face of this campaign for the last couple of years and the amount of congratulations messages we’ve had has been unbelievable. Full Story Here

Dáithí’s parents “thrilled” with new consultation on organ donation following campaign for change

THE family of a little boy who requires life-saving heart transplant surgery have described a landmark consultation on organ donation as a “great victory” for their campaigning work.

Máirtín Mac Gabhann and his partner Seph Ní Mhealláin from west Belfast have lobbied politicians to overhaul existing laws after their only child, Dáithí (3), was given just a 10 per cent chance of survival at four-days-old due to a rare form of congenital heart disease. Full Story Here

Father of boy waiting for heart transplant hails move to ‘opt-out’ organ donation system

The father of a three-year-old boy who needs a heart transplant has said he is “delighted” by the “first step” towards an opt-out organ donation system. Mairtin Mac Gabhann, whose son Daithi was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has already undergone a number of major surgeries, has been campaigning for the change for some time. Full Story Here