Statement by Mark Murphy, Chief Executive of the Irish Kidney Association 3rd April 2019 It is disappointing to hear that the Minister for Health does not want valuable information to assist Organ Donor Families in consenting to donate organs. The Irish drivers licence changed 6 years ago. Question 20 on the application form states: Place […]
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.
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Our members recieve updates about upcoming IKA events, as well as our monthly Support Magazine. Download a copy of our membership application form here. Please sign and return to: Irish Kidney Association CLG, Freepost Donor House, Block 43A Park West D12 P5V6
IKA CALLS FOR PRACTICAL CHANGES TO IMPROVE ORGAN DONATION RATES
The national launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week 2019, by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D., was held at the Mansion House Dublin 2 on Tuesday, 26th March. The annual campaign which takes place from 30th March until 6th April is organised by the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) and supported by the Organ Donation […]
Transplant Teens Scaling the ski heights
Three Irish teenagers who have undergone organ transplants took part in a ski camp in Anzere, Switzerland, called TACKERS, made possible by the gifts of life they received from deceased organ donors. Kidney transplant recipients Gearoid Wrafter from Tullamore, Co. Offaly and Matthew Holland from Ardcroney, Nenagh in Co. Tipperary along with liver transplant recipient […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.