Statement from Organ Donation Transplant Ireland

It is with great sadness and loss the HSE and the office of Organ Donation Transplant Ireland have learnt of the death of our wonderful, esteemed and elegant colleague Siobhán Brosnan Shanahan.

Siobhán was Organ Donor Nurse Manager in University Hospital Limerick. She worked tirelessly with families during their time of immense grief and sadness to support them through their decision to donate the organs of their loved ones. She truly believed in the act of donation, most especially in the comfort it gave to the donor family.  The  gift of life to another person awaiting organ transplantation in the midst of a sudden loss of a loved one is one or our greatest acts of kindness. Siobhán’s family in their time of grief and loss have honoured Siobhán’s wishes to be an organ donor.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt sadness to Siobhán's  beloved husband Patrick, family, friends and work colleagues at this very difficult time and give thanks for all the kindness, care and hope that Siobhán has given to so many of our patients and their families.


Ó fhás go h-aois, is ó aois go bás

Do dhá láimh a Chríost anall tharainn

Ó bhás go críoch, ni críoch ach athfhás

I bParrthas na nGrás go rabhaimid

Last updated on: 06 / 04 / 2021