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Siobhan Brosnan pictured above was an organ donation manager for UL Hospitals Group. Picture: Brian Arthur Siobhan Brosnan pictured above was an organ donation manager for UL Hospitals Group. Picture: Brian Arthur

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Siobhan Brosnan an organ donation manager gifts organs after tragic road death

Siobhan Brosnan pictured above was an organ donation manager for UL Hospitals Group. Picture: Brian Arthur

Siobhan Brosnan an organ donation manager gifts organs after tragic road death

By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney

Siobhan was a hard working dedicated professional who always put the patients before her. Picture: Brian Arthur

Siobhan was a hard working dedicated professional who always put the patients before her. Picture: Brian Arthur

Siobhan Brosnan, an organ donation manager for UL Hospitals Group, died on Easter Sunday after suffering fatal injuries in a tragic road crash in Adare on Good Friday.

In a tribute to her memory, in accordance with Siobhan’s wishes her family have agreed to donate her organs which will change the lives of many people awaiting donations.

Ms.Brosnan, who was in her 40s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick after the two-vehicle collision in Adare, Co Limerick, but later tragically died from her injuries on Easter Sunday.

The driver of the second vehicle, Mary Barry, from Tralee was aged in her 50s and was pronounced dead at the scene.

As the organ donation nurse manager, it was Ms Brosnan’s position to approach families in the intensive care unit and ask about organ donation to patients who were receiving end-of-life.

There is deep sadness and shock following Siobhan’s cruel passing, from her friends in UL Hospitals Group who will remember Siobhan as a hard working dedicated professional who always put the patients before her.

Billy Brosnan, Ms Brosnan’s brother later spoke about her passing on social media and said, “Our great and wonderful sister Siobhan and devoted wife of Patrick sadly lost her battle to live this evening at 17:12 after a terrible road traffic collision on Friday last. We would like to thank all our family, relatives and friends from all over the world for all their prayers, good wishes and sentiments over the last two days. Siobhan promoted Organ Donations through her work in UHL and her wish was always to donate herself and we as a family are consoled that her organs will be received by recipients somewhere in need shortly. May her gentle soul rest in peace.”

Her death follows a week-long campaign, Organ Donor Awareness Week 2021, organised by the Irish Kidney Association to show the importance of organ donations. 

There are between 550 and 600 people on waiting lists for organ transplants in Ireland.

All of us at I Love Limerick would like to take a moment to offer our condolences to Siobhan’s family and friends.

For more information on organ donation go HERE 

For more stories on UL Hospitals Group go HERE 

 

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