Have a look at today The Irish Times - Saturday, February 5, 2011 editorial.
“LAST YEAR saw the worst decline in organ donation on record. A 35 per cent drop meant there were just 58 deceased donors who provided organs for some 243 transplant operations, a significant reduction compared with 2009.
For those waiting for much-needed kidneys, hearts, liver and lungs, the figures represent a severe setback to their hopes of avoiding premature death. It means the Republic has dropped back to transplant activity levels not seen since 1989…