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The lack of a surgeon who is capable of carrying out a pancreas transplant in the State, since the retirement of Dr David Hickey last Christmas, is putting the lives of a large number of people at risk. This week 32-year-old Rachel O'Hora (who needs both a kidney and pancreas transplant) from Bohola outlined the difficulties faced patients like her who are in need of a pancreas transplant. Ms O'Hora, who is a teacher based in Dublin, was speaking at an information event in Kiltimagh which called on people to get involved and sign a petition and show their support for the immediate hiring of a pancreas surgeon.