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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.


Please take a look at the latest happenings from the IKA and keep yourself informed!

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Ray D’Arcy Becomes Ambassador For The National Organ Donor Awareness Campaign 2019

The Irish Kidney Association is delighted to announce that Ray D’Arcy has agreed to the voluntary role of ambassador for organ donor awareness 2019 taking up the baton from Claire Byrne who fronted last year’s campaign. Ray, the popular RTÉ TV and radio broadcaster, was also the ambassador for the campaign two decades ago. Since […]

Portimao, Portugal

Haemodialysis Holidays

The IKA has secured accommodation in Oceano Atlântico, Portimão, Portugal (website here) for haemodialysis patients holidays. The studio apartment, which has one double bedroom, can accommodate four people. It is self-catering apartment and transfers from Faro Airport will take an hour. The apartment is secured for April, May, September and October 2019. If you would […]


How to order your 2018 Christmas cards

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. Please note: We are working to get an order form for the cards here on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Service 2018

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 […]

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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.

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Read The Facts

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Our School Education Pack

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About Organ Donor Awareness Week

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Organ & Transplant Ireland


Take action today and find out about how you can help the ones you know and love or just because you'd like to be a part of something bigger. Whether you choose to become a donor or make a contribution, the IKA appreciate your time and efforts to know more about what we do and how we help those who have or are affected by renal disease.


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