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WWE Hall of Famer supports Donate4Dáithí

WWE Hall of Famer and Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, has a message for everyone in Ireland and UK about organ donation. ‬

‪Thanks for supporting our Donate4Dáithí campaign, Mick 💗‬… Watch Video Here

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Nolan Live: Donate4Dáithí talks Soft Opt Out

Donate4Dáithí talks soft opt out organ donation law on the BBC Nolan Show today. Listen Here

2 Years on the List!

2 years today on the list for the greatest gift of all, the gift of a new heart.

The journey has been full of ups and downs, but we are so grateful that Dáithí has been stable and is at home.

Our aim with the Donate4Dáithí campaign is to spread awareness of organ donation in the hope that people consider joining the organ donor register. You can help us by sharing the positive message of organ donation.

#YesIDonate #IsDeontóirMé #StillFighting

“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.

‎منا هذا الأسبوع بعمل مقال مع قناة الجزيرة حول تغيير قانون التبرع بالأعضاء في إنجلترا ولماذا ندعو إلى نفس الشيء هنا.

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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

Family of Dáithí Mac Gabhann tell of disappointment that organ transplant network could be shut down as a result of Covid-19

THE family of a young west Belfast boy have told of their disappointment after learning that the UK’s organ transplant network could be forced to shut down as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Dáithí Mac Gabhann, who is three-and-a-half, is on the heart transplant register. He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has already undergone a number of major surgeries. Full Story Here

Mid and East Antrim Council backs opt-out organ donation motion.

Cllr Friary tabled the item in support of the Donate4Dáithí led by the family of three-year-old Daithí Mac Gabhann who is currently waiting for a lifesaving heart transplant.

Speaking at the monthly meeting, Councillor Friary said: “Soft opt-out organ donation is a system where it is assumed everyone has given their consent to be an organ donor, unless otherwise stated.

“Currently, we only have the opt-in system. Research shows that countries with a soft opt-out system in place leads to a higher number of organ donations.

“This proposal is not just a call for legislation to be introduced but for a high-profiled communication and awareness-raising strategy to begin pre and post introduction.

“It is also a call for further investment in our health system to bring about the recruitment of specialist organ donation nurses and for further investment in our intensive care units.

“Whilst this is a legislative issue which needs to be addressed in the Assembly, I’m asking that we, across all our parties encourage our members, support base and wider society to register themselves as organ donors in the absence of soft opt-out legislation and begin to have those sensitive conversations.

“We at local Council level have an important role in supporting and lobbying on such serious issues.”