Christmas cards for the 2018 festive season are now available! Packs include 10 cards of assorted designs and are €5 each (plus P&P). All proceeds from the sale of these cards go towards supporting transplant and dialysis patients here in Ireland. You can order cards online by clicking here, or by calling us on 01 620 […]
The Irish Kidney Association is a charitable voluntary organisation founded in 1978. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of renal patients and their families and carers, living with and affected by end stage renal disease.
THE LATEST NEWS
Please take a look at the latest happenings from the IKA and keep yourself informed!
Lung transplant recipient’s special recognition at local golf club
Lung transplant recipient Val Kennedy, from Portarlington, Co Laois was given special recognition at an awards presentation hosted by Tullamore Golf Club on Saturday night 3rd November for increasing organ donor awareness and competing in the European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships which were held in Italy in June 2018. Around 200 people attended the […]
Statement on the bequest of the late Mrs Elizabeth O’Kelly
STATEMENT BY THE IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION IN RELATION TO THE BEQUEST OF OVER €6 MILLION BY THE LATE MRS. ELIZABETH O’KELLY The Board of the Irish Kidney Association would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the late Mrs. Elizabeth O’Kelly for the largest single bequest in the 40 year history of the Association. Whilst […]
33rd Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving
A congregation of over 2000 attended the 33rd Irish Kidney Association’s Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at Corpus Christi Church on Saturday 6th October to honour organ donors and their families. At the ecumenical Service were courageous families of deceased organ donors and living donors and grateful transplant recipients of heart, lungs, liver, kidney, pancreas […]
Digital Organ Donor Card
Did you know you can get a digital Organ Donor card? Just download the app, enter your details and don’t forget to let your next-of-kin know your wishes! Click here for the Android app. Click here for the Apple app. Click here to request a card to be posted out to you.
Irish transplant athletes rack up 21 medals at British Transplant Games
A jubilant group of twelve Irish transplant recipients, ranging in age from 9 to 70+, racked up a total of 21 medals including 9 Gold, 7 Silver and 5 Bronze at the 41st British Transplant Games which were held in Birmingham over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
THE EDITH PROJECT SURVEY
The EDITH project survey is a European wide survey surrounding dialysis and transplantation.
Researchers at the AMC Hospital in Amsterdam are conducting this survey as part of a large European survey. With the EU striving for all renal patients to have equal access to different forms of treatment, the results of this survey will help to understand the current situation and improve quality of care.
ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS
Kidney disease affects all age groups, both men and women.The reality of kidney disease is that it may impinge on many strands of a person’s life including: health, employment, education, social life and relationships, physical fitness and general well-being.