THS Staff Member Needs Kidney Donation

A special message from Trinity Administrative Assistant for Marketing, Melanie Hughes. (Many of you would have gotten to know Melanie as you and your sons began to explore Trinity.)  Some of you know that I had acute kidney failure in March. Doctors have determined that my kidneys are not going to rebound and can’t keep…

Army veteran’s bone marrow donation saves four-year-old with leukemia

CLOSE He knew if he ever got the call to save someone’s life, it was meant to be. Militarykind, USA TODAY Laureano did a tour in Iraq between 2009 and 2010.(Photo: Courtesy Mike Laureano) Army veteran Mike Laureano didn’t stop saving lives when he got out of the Delaware National Guard. Thanks to a decision…

Why organ donation is ‘a beautiful thing’

The Big Mike Memorial Run aims to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. JACKSON TWP. Bill Wagner survived eight heart attacks and two strokes. The Long Island resident spent three months in bed at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital wondering if he was going to find a heart soon. Wagner was on the transplant list for nearly…

Editor’s Perspective: End procrastination over organ donation

Tragic Glengormley mum Denise Carter passed away shortly after bring to life daughter Leah eight years ago. Not just did she enliven the infant, but her organs were also contributed and conserved the lives of five people. The understanding that Denise helped others after her death has actually been a terrific comfort to her partner…

End ‘deadly hesitation’ to discuss organ donation

Under the existing system donors need to opt-in for a donor card if their organs, consisting of eyes, heart, liver and kidneys, are to be offered for use on patients with a vital need.The brand-new process, revealed by Prime Minister Theresa May in her conference speech in October, will require anyone challenging donation to opt-out,…

Opt-out organ contribution system moves closer as Hunt urges ‘open discussion’

Families ought to get rid of the “fatal unwillingness” to discuss organ donation, the Health Secretary urged as he launched an assessment into prepare for an opt-out system.Jeremy Hunt said people have to have an open discussion and make their dreams clear to relatives in order to save the lives of patients waiting on a…