The Everyday Drama of a Kidney Transplant Patient’s Life

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LISA HOWARD, who underwent a successful kidney transplant procedure in Beaumont Hospital last year talks to Heidi Bedell about the day-to-day tension of spending almost four years in dialysis and then going for an emergency operation that could be called off at any time until the stitches are put in.

Heidi also peaks to LISA about the work of www.organdonation.ie and plays Eleanor Shanley’s version of the Waterboys’ Strange Boat which was released as a single in order to raise funds for Organ Donation.

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Duration: 24'35" DATE: December 11, 2014
Interviewer:Heidi Bedell
Producer:Heidi Bedell
Interviewee:Lisa Howard
Themes:Local News
Keywords:Kidney Transplants, Dialysis, Beaumont, Drama, Operations, Emergency, Transplants
LocationNorth Dublin Time Period:2014
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20141211_NST_001.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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