Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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Another Successful Transplant Games

Heart and Lung Transplant Team Ireland have arrived home from the 17th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy on the 11th to 16th of June 2018

 

Photos and Videos are available on the Gallery tab of the website.

 

https://www.lignano2018-ehltc.org/index.php/en/

 

Heart and Lung Transplant Team Ireland had a combined travelling party of 19 - (9 athletes and 10 supporters).

 

Athletes: 5 Lung Transplant Recipients, 4 Heart Transplant Recipients

 

5 of the 9 athletes were competing for the first time in the European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships.

 

Championships were most enjoyable and successful and the Irish Team secured 7 Gold Medals, 9 Silver and 6 Bronze.

 

Ernesto Antonio a Heart Transplant Recipient from Galway won the European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation Perpetual Cup for best Male Athlete of the Championships.

 

It was wonderful to be in Italy to remember and honour the memory of our donors at the closing Circle of Life Ceremony.

Time now to plan and train for the 18h European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships to be held in Spain during June 2020 in Victoria- Gasteiz, Capital City of the Basque Autonomous Community.


Robert Mc Cutcheon

Team Manager  

Heart and Lung Transplant Team Ireland

Transplant Games 2018

Pictures are now available on our Facebook page of some of our members and supporters who recently returned from the hugely successful European Heart and Lung Transplant Games in Lignano, Italy.

Particular recognition must go to long-term participant Ernesto Antonio who was awarded athlete of the tournament! A fantastic achievement.

In recent days, photos and videos from last week have been published on the Games website.
You can find them on www.lignano2018-ehltc.org in the GALLERY menu.
And on the EHLTC Facebook page www.facebook.com/EHLTC

Mini-Marathon 2018

VHI Women's Mini-Marathon 2018 - Closing Date is Closing In!

Are you interested in participating in this year's mini-marathon? If so, it's still not too late! Registration closes on May 18 ahead of the big day, which takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday (June 3).

Should you wish to collect money for the IHLTA, we would be more than happy to send you out sponsorship cards and t-shirts ahead of the event. If this appeals, please don't hesitate to drop an email to Gerry on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Afterwards, we will be welcome participants who ran for the IHLTA to join us for tea and refreshments in the Harcourt Hotel.

To register, please visit: https://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/

Thank you.

Support Group Meetings - Change of Venue

Have you had a heart or lung transplant?

Beginning on February 26, a support group meeting will be held on the last Monday of every month. 

The first meeting will consist of deciding the format of the sessions going forward. 

Venue: Centre for Nurses' Education, 14 Nelson Street, Dublin 7. This is located just off Eccles Street beside the Mater Hospital. 

To register/inquire, please contact Dr. Katie O'Brien (Senior Psychologist) on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (01)8034457.

Please note that the venue has changed from 21 Nelson Street to 14 Nelson Street (Centre for Nurses' Education). Apologies for any inconvenience.

VHI Mini-Marathon 2018

Have you thought about entering this year's Mini-Marathon?

If you're interested and would consider raising funds for the IHLTA, please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank you!

Organ Donation Awareness Week 2018

"With 550 people on lists for heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants - the call is being made for a national conversation about organ donation.

This week is Organ Donor Awareness week - with the focus on families talking to each other about their willingness to donate."

#ODAW2018 - Organ Donation Awareness Week 2018

Please have the chat with your family.

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