Podcast: A Kidney-The Ultimate Wedding Gift

Athlone man Shane Hunter gave his ailing Fiancee Briona Reynolds a kidney on the 22nd of June.

Garda donates kidney to ailing fiancée as kidney transplant programme resumes

The couple shared their good news to offer hope to the hundreds of other families with loved ones in organ failure on transplant waiting lists as the kidney transplant programme has resumed at Beaumont Hospital following its suspension in March due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The resumption of the kidney transplant programme at Beaumont Hospital has been welcomed by the Irish Kidney Association.

Shane and Briona spoke to the Joe Finnegan Show on Tuesday morning.

Organ Donor Cards can be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association on 01 6205306 or Free text the word DONOR to 50050. You can also visit the website www.ika.ie/get-a-donor-card or download a free ‘digital organ donor card’ APP to your phone.  

The public can also support the work of the Irish Kidney Association and can Freetext KIDNEY to 50300 to donate €4. Texts cost €4, Irish Kidney Association will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278. They can also donate through the Irish Kidney Association’s website https://ika.ie/make-a-contribution/