Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsOrgan Donation Saves LivesBy Meghann Scully – December 21, 2020 160 Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postorgan donor Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NO REPRO FEE 12/06/2020 HSE Covid-19 Media Briefing. Pictured is Dr Catherine Motherway, President of the Intensive Care Society of Ireland, Intensive Care Consultant, ULHG at the HSE weekly operational update on the response to Covid-19, in the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science in UCD, Dublin. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall IrelandAS is tradition, we remember our donors in this past year and celebrate and give thanks for their selfless gift to others.The HSE’s ODTI are asking people to share their views and wishes on organ donation with their families and friends over Christmas and in the New Year. We would remind all to stay safe in these difficult times.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up We are joined again this year by patients, donor families and staff in their appeal to the public to #HaveThatConversation and remember that organ donation saves lives.Approximately 500 people are waiting for an organ transplant in Ireland. This is includes patients on dialysis awaiting kidney transplants and patients waiting for lung, heart and liver transplants. While some kidney donations can take place through the living donation programme, all other organ donations can only proceed when another life is lost.Dr Catherine Motherway, Intensive Care Consultant in University Hospital Limerick and Clinical Lead for Organ Donation explains that organ donation is among the greatest gifts we can give to another.“Having that conversation and letting family members know our views and wishes on organ donation is really important.“The priority for all of us who work in intensive care is to save lives. However, sadly at times this is not always possible. As part of end of life care when appropriate we offer families the opportunity for their relative to donate organs.“In such circumstances we approach families to ask if their loved one would have wanted to donate organs. When faced with sudden loss and grief we know that for families who have had that conversation and have talked about organ donation the decision making can be easier and less daunting when they know what their relative would have wanted.“It can bring great comfort to a family that we in the intensive care and transplant community can honour their loved ones wishes to become an organ donor and transform someone else’s life.“We are constantly humbled working with families of our donors who in the midst of tragedy find the strength to help others in need. They have our deepest gratitude and sympathy.”In 2017 Janet O Brien lost her son Luke O Reilly (20) tragically following an attack on Halloween night. Luke’s organs were donated and Janet says Luke lives on through organ donation. She said “I instinctively knew donation was what Luke would have wanted and I find solace in knowing my son has helped others.”Rebecca Maher’s daughter Matilda passed away when she was 8 months old. Matilda was born with a major heart condition and was too sick to go on the transplant list. Matilda became an organ donor and Rebecca says for herself and her husband Brendan “It has given us huge comfort to know that Matilda has saved somebody else’s life and the life of their family.”Karen Kelly is Josh’s mammy. Last year Josh, now 8 years old, was placed on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant. Following a thorough testing regime, in Beaumont hospital Karen was confirmed as a suitable donor for Josh.Karen bravely donated her kidney to Josh. Her kidney surgery took place in Beaumont in October and on the same day Josh received his new kidney in Temple Street. Karen said “For me the hardest part was not being able to be with Josh during his surgery in Temple Street as I recovered in Beaumont Hospital.Josh is now a happy and healthy 8 year old and I am very proud to be an organ donor. I really want to reach out and support and anyone who may find themselves in similar circumstances and let everyone know how important organ donation is in saving and improving lives.”Since his double lung transplant in 2017 David Crosby has continued to run marathons across the world in honour of the donor who gave him the gift of life. He said; “My plans for 2020 were unfortunately put on hold but I am determined to keep on running and complete the Marathon super six series as soon as I can.“I would like everyone to know how important it is to share your wishes on organ donation. I will be forever grateful to my donor their family who saved my life.” he added.Organ donation continues to be a rare event; of 31,000 deaths each year in Ireland, we see an average of 80 multi organ donations per annum.The HSE and ODTI sincerely thank the families of deceased donors who at a time of great tragedy found the strength to offer a new lease of life to many people.For all the positive stories of successful transplant, sadly some patients do and will die each year while waiting for a transplant.ODTI and their extended team, remain committed to increasing organ donations and transplants and urge all, to have that conversation about donation and make their wishes known. Having the conversation ensures wherever possible the loss of one precious life can be turned to benefit many others through donation. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleShannon Group statement on suspension of flights from Shannon Airport to and from the UK from 20th DecemberNext articleWeekly Racing News | As the Festive Season fast approaches Meghann Scully
Our April 2014 issue highlights the best of the Appalachian Trail—the classic 2,180-mile footpath spanning our Blue Ridge backyard. Our intrepid Travel Editor Jess Daddio talks with members of the A.T. community who share how they came to be a part of the white blaze community as well as their favorite trail sections. Also on the subject of the A.T. is the backstory behind the only roof over the A.T. at Mountain Crossings in Georgia.On the water, gonzo kayaker Chris Gragtmans faces his fears, the kayak polo epidemic spreads across the South, Jay Alley and his non-profit Canoeing For Kids put over 20,000 disadvantaged kids on the water in 20 years, and Charli Kerns offers tips for female paddlers.Two biking stories—for foodie cyclists and rookie riders—will get your wheels spinning, Perhaps most important of all is our feature on the future of national forests. Now more than ever, we need to protect the places where we play. And if you’ve ever heard of Gitmo, have you ever heard about it through the eyes of a marathoning attorney representing a detainee?Our second annual outdoor dog photo contest is also running now, so be sure to share your best shot of your best friend with us.But enough talk…take your own digital spin around our latest issue and let us know what you think here or on Facebook.DEPARTMENTSEditor’s Note: Getting ThereDebate: Should you shave your body hair for better athletic performance?Cycle. Eat. Repeat.Jay Alley: A Man on a MissionKayak Polo EpidemicFreshie Fun: Trail-tested bike gear for springTrail Mix: Indie rock trio Eternal Summers shines beyond Star CityFEATURESFear: Facing the Whitewater Grand PrixGuardians of the White BlazeThe Only Roof Over the A.T.How to be a Female PaddlerCycling’s Secret HandshakeThe Future of Two National ForestsRunning in Gitmo
Chelsea had memorably faltered here last season, being beaten 3-2 by Mark Hughes’ team, whose previous home game earlier this month saw them defeat Arsenal by the same score. The Blues had also suffered a loss – their first of 2014/15 – in their previous away league match, a 2-1 reverse at Newcastle. But they had no such problems on this occasion, securing the victory they needed to put breathing space once more between them and second-placed Manchester City. They raced into the early lead when Fabregas – registering yet another assist for the campaign – swung in a corner and Terry got the better of Geoff Cameron to head in his first Premier League goal since December 2013. Stoke made a firm response, although initially in a physical sense as Costa was sandwiched by Steven Nzonzi and Ryan Shawcross – a collision that left the Blues striker requiring treatment. Then, while tensions appeared to be simmering between Costa and Shawcross, Phil Bardsley made a reckless-looking tackle on Hazard. Mourinho’s reaction, as he bolted out of his technical area, suggested he felt Bardsley should have been sent off, but referee Neil Swarbrick only produced a yellow card. The Potters subsequently began to apply some pressure on the Chelsea goal, with the fit-again Thibaut Courtois doing well to tip a deflected Nzonzi shot around the post and Jonathan Walters seeing an effort blocked by Gary Cahill. But Chelsea then sprung a counter-attack which broke down when the ball came off Swarbrick, prompting further ire from Mourinho. And the visitors might have added a second goal just after the half-hour mark as Nemanja Matic made a fine tackle to rob Cameron of possession, the Blues broke away and the ball was fed to Costa, who was through one on one with Asmir Begovic but sent his shot narrowly wide. Mourinho’s men finished the first half looking comfortable, and that continued after the break, although they were unable to make the net bulge again. Fabregas had penalty claims dismissed after going down in the box and Willian sent the ball into Begovic’s hands. Erik Pieters was booked following a minor flare-up with Costa, Hazard set up Fabregas, whose flick was caught by Begovic, and Willian saw a free-kick deflect wide. In the 63rd minute Stoke striker Peter Crouch was forced off with an injury, with Mame Biram Diouf coming on, before Cameron was replaced by Charlie Adam, and the latter went close to equalising with a drilled shot wide. But it was not long after that that Chelsea looked to have made the game safe as the ball came to Fabregas in the box from Hazard and the Spaniard took one touch before seemingly scuffing a shot that deceived Begovic to roll in. Begovic came out moments later to deny Costa from making it 3-0, before another Stoke substitute Oussama Assaidi – scorer of the winner in this fixture last season – had a shot saved by Courtois. Further efforts from Adam and Bojan Krkic were also unsuccessful, while Walters picked up a booking for a foul on Hazard, who had to come off. Press Association Chelsea will spend Christmas three points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League after they regained the cushion with a 2-0 win at Stoke. Cesc Fabregas proved a key influence once again for the Blues, providing the corner from which John Terry converted a second-minute header and then notching a goal himself in the 78th minute, teed up by another impressive performer in Eden Hazard. Jose Mourinho’s side could have had more goals, with Diego Costa failing to finish a couple of good opportunities, and were generally very much in control throughout this contest, showing their ability to cope with an at-times combative Stoke outfit on a chilly Monday night at the Britannia Stadium.