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A mural of toddler Dáithí Mac Gabhann has been unveiled in west Belfast in a bid to encourage people to sign the organ donation register. The artwork featuring the three-year-old boy, who requires life-saving heart transplant surgery, was organised by his family to coincide with Organ Donation Week, which begins on Monday. His father Maírtín Mac Gabhann last night said they hope the mural on the Falls Road would “inspire more people to sign up to be a donor”. Full Story Here
You may have seen the city of Belfast illuminated pink for #OrganDonationWeek this week. It is great to have the first citizen and Lord Mayor of our fantastic city, Frank McCoubrey, supporting our campaign, NHS Organ Donation and Organ Donation Week 2020. Watch Frank’s Message of support here!
This week’s Andersonstown News covered a story about President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins writing to Dáithí and his parents on the inspirational work of the Donate4Dáithí campaign. An tUachtarán wrote his letter in both Gaeilge and English. Full Story Here
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
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
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
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
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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