Trinity Medical students and Irish Rugby International Player Jamie Heaslip seek support for TCD Med Day 2008

Posted on: 06 November 2008

More than 550 Trinity College medical students along with Irish rugby international player, Jamie Heaslip, will take to the streets of Dublin bright and early on Friday, November 7th to collect funds for two well deserving Irish causes: the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons at the Adelaide  and Meath incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH) at Tallaght and the Acute Stroke Services at St James’s Hospital. They will also maintain their annual support of the Trinity Access Programme.  In 2007 a total of €65,000 was raised to support the High-Risk Breast Cancer Clinic at the AMNCH and intensive care unit in St James’s Hospital.

This year, funds raised will allow the Acute Stroke Services of St James’s Hospital to purchase high dependency beds to enable them to care for patients with dignity and comfort. Chairman of Cardiac Risk in the Young, Michael Greene says: “The support provided by Trinity Med Day Students will help raise awareness about sudden cardiac death in young people and also contribute towards families and individuals receiving evaluation without financial cost at the National Screening and Counselling Service at Tallaght Hospital.”

A series of events are planned throughout the day which includes inflatable bungee running, gladiator jousting and the Med Day Dunk Tank.  A health screening service, open to the general public, will also take place on campus.  Cholesterol, BMI, blood pressure and glucose levels will be measured by qualified nurses with on the spot results and referrals if necessary.

This year the medical student body, wearing orange Med Day t-shirts and the traditional white coats, hope to surpass 2007’s total of €65,000 so please keep an eye out for the students and give generously.

For more information on the TCD Med Day please visit the website or email