RENOWNED SURGEON REVEALS WHY THE GAA AND ORGAN DONATION GO HAND-IN-HAND

first_imgDonegal Clinical and Research Acadmey- back from left are Kevin Moran , Eamon Magee, Charlie Mcmanus, Karl Lacey, Rory Kavanagh and Pat Shovlin. Seated David Hickey and Michael Murphy. Photo – Clive WassonRenowned transplant surgeon, Mr David Hickey, gave a moving, accurate and up to date lecture as guest speaker at Letterkenny General Hospital’s Research Day Symposium last week.Mr Hickey was invited by Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education at Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal county footballers. Mr Hickey’s talk centred on how volunteerism forms the bedrock for both organ transplantation and grass roots GAA.Mr Hickey’s talk “Charity begins at home: The GAA and Organ Transplantation” was an exceptional lecture that incorporated relevant statistics regarding organ transplantation in Ireland.It was interspersed with tales of David’s life as an elite Gaelic footballer, who was once pursued by Toulon Rugby club eager for his acquisition to play out half for them in the French League.Mr Hickey asked if a signed Donegal jersey could be arranged for auction upon his return to Dublin to aid families destroyed by the typhoon Haiyan. Eager to meet a legend, current Donegal footballers, Eamonn Mc Gee, Rory Kavanagh, Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy came to present the jersey to him in person.  – Ends – Photo Details:Back Row: Mr Kevin Moran, Consultant Surgeon and Urologist, Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to Donegal Football; footballer Eamonn McGee; Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education, Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal Football Team; and footballer Rory Kavanagh.Front Row: Mr David Hickey, Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon and Team Physician to Dublin Football; footballers Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy; Pat Shovelin, Manager Medical Records, Letterkenny General Hospital and goal keeping coach to Donegal Football. RENOWNED SURGEON REVEALS WHY THE GAA AND ORGAN DONATION GO HAND-IN-HAND was last modified: November 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:David HickeyLetterkenny General Hospitalorgan donationlast_img

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