TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR PATIENTS WAITING FOR AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT

A  number of people are working behind the scenes, 24-7, so that if and when an organ becomes available, a person who needs it gets it as soon as possible.

Organ Donation and Transplant Ireland (ODTI) works with transplant recipient centres and hospitals throughout Ireland. An organ procurement coordinator is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to coordinate organ donation.

The on-call coordinator can be contacted at any time by staff from intensive care units (ICUs) or emergency departments anywhere in the country.

 

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http://www.thejournal.ie/organ-donation-ireland-3-3431489-Jun2017/