Deirdre Faul is an Irish transplant athlete, who lives In Dublin. In 2003 she received a liver transplant due to acute liver failure. Since that time Deirdre has been a strong advocate and supporter of organ donation and has had a significant influence on the transplant community both in Ireland and internationally. Since 2006, following her challenging recovery, she has participated in World, European and British Transplant games representing Ireland as part of Transplant Team Ireland and The Royal Free Hospital, London, where she received her liver transplant.
Most recently, at the World Transplant Games 2017 she won four gold medals, broke two world records (400 m & 200 m freestyle swimming), and defended her squash singles title for the 6th consecutive year since 2007.
Out of respect for the lifesaving gift of organ donation that she received, Deirdre lives an active and healthy lifestyle and has been on a mission to improve her health and ultimately her longevity. She believes through participation in sport and eating the right foods, she can achieve this goal. Deirdre sees evidence that her vegan plant based diet has contributed to her overall health and well-being.
Deirdre Faul: Saturday 28th September