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CUH renal dialysis patients share their experience

17 July 2015


Tune into C103 Cork "Where The Road Takes Me" at 7pm this Sunday night 19th July for Part 2 of a 2 part broadcast with patients and the renal team at CUH Renal Medical Centre.  The Irish Kidney Association in conjunction  with C103 Cork have met with renal patients in CRC to discuss their experiences  of renal disease,  how they have coped with the illness and the impact of this diagnosis on their lives and on their families. They also spoke with members of the CUH Renal Team. 

In this week's edition of "Where the road takes me", John Greene returns to the Renal Medical Centre at Cork University Hospital for the second of a two part programme which looks at kidney disease, dialysis and transplant. 

We meet David O'leary from Kinsale and his Finnish born partner Asta.  They both availed of the paired kidney exchange programme in the UK, when it wasn't possible for Asta to donate her kidney to David. 

Transplant co-ordinator at Beaumont hospital in Dublin, Aileen Counihan, explains what exactly happens from the moment you receive that all important phone call to inform you that a matching kidney has been found for you. 

And for the likes of Howard Walshe from Bandon, the wait for a pancreas transplant operation at the moment is in vain.  Since the retirement of Dr. David Hickey last December, there isn't anybody skilled enough in the country to carry out one of the most complex organ transplant operations. 

Tune in this Sunday night to C103 Cork at 7pm to share the experiences of our renal patients here at Cork University Hospital and the wonderful work of our Renal medical team.