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On RTÉ One, at 9.35pm.

The second instalment of five-part series Keeping Ireland Alive: The health service in a day.

Gareth Naughton writes:

In the first clip (top), we visit Beaumont Hospital, where Maria Montgomery, 36, and her younger brother David O’Sullivan, 35, from Tipperary, are preparing to go into surgery. Today, under the team of Ms Dilly Little and Mr Gordon Smyth, Maria will be donating her kidney to her brother.

In the second clip (above), at the National Burns Unit in St James’s Hospital, we find Mr Odhran Shelley, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon on his morning rounds. Today, Mr Shelley will operate on Joanne McMahon, who suffered heavy burns to her face and body in an accident during a barbecue two years ago.

Previously: Staying In Tonight?