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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Brolly in plea for kidney donor

Published 14/11/2012 | 05:00

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FORMER GAA star Joe Brolly has urged potential donors to come forward to help his friend after the organ he donated failed to take.

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The Gaelic football pundit said "the clock is ticking" for father-of-three Shane Finnegan, after the kidney donated by Brolly had to be removed.

Mr Finnegan, a PR executive who coaches under-10s GAA with Brolly, is now back on dialysis and desperately needs a kidney.

"There is someone out there who could save his life. To be able to do that changes you as a person, it changed me even though we weren't successful," he told the Irish Independent.

Brolly revealed how since hearing of Mr Finnegan's plight a number of people have come forward to be tested in a bid to help.

"Two people who want to remain anonymous have got in touch. I think something good can come of this yet," he said.

Irish Independent

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