We will update this page regularly with any official information we recieve.

Dr. Colm Magee, Consultant Nephrologist and Kidney Transplant Physician at Beaumont Hospital, answers questions about COVID-19 and the risks to Kidney and Transplant patients.

Professor George Mellotte, National Clinical Lead, HSE National Renal Office and Consultant Nephrologist at St. James' & Tallaght University Hospitals, talks about COVID-19 in relation to dialysis in Ireland.

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

By ika | March 23, 2020

‘Between Stimulus and Response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom’ Dr Viktor E. Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning    We are certainly in a time where choosing our response may be a great challenge to us all. As […]


By ika | March 22, 2020

The Irish Kidney Association are pleased to confirm the 30c per kilometre, for self-management of your own transport from your home to your dialysis centre and return, is now available from the HSE. Please click here or the image below to view the details:  


By ika | March 14, 2020

Please click here to find details of the new booking system for patients requiring accommodation in Dublin whilst our Support Centre is closed.



By ika | March 14, 2020

As part of Covid-19 contingency plans Beaumont Hospital has sequestered the Irish Kidney Association’s Renal Support Centre which is located on the grounds of Beaumont Hospital. The Irish Kidney Association’s thirteen ensuite double bedrooms facility provides free overnight accommodation to kidney patients and their families who are travelling from the country for their appointments, clinics, […]

Government Update 12th March 2020

By ika | March 13, 2020

What is happening? The Government is announcing additional measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19. The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak. We are actively working to delay the spread of this virus, so that our health system will be able to respond […]


IKA Organ Donor Awareness Week Postponed

By ika | March 12, 2020

Our overall priority is to keep our patients as safe as possible… The Irish Kidney Association has taken the decision not to proceed with Organ Donor Awareness Week 2020 (28th March – 4th April) in response to the outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19. The Irish Kidney Association anticipates that as its cohort of more than 5000 […]

28th March 2020

Guidance on cocooning to protect people over 70 years and those
extremely medically vulnerable from COVID-19

22nd March 2020

HAEMODIALYSIS TRANSPORT DURING COVID-19. Please click the image to download, or click here.

COVID-19 Advice Poster for Kidney Patients. Please click the image to download, or click here.

13th March 2020

Statement from the Irish Pharmacy Union. Please click the image to download, or click here.

ERA-EDTA Information for Renal Patients

To serve the renal community at such a critical time, the European Renal Association - European Dialysis & Transplant Association (ETA-EDTA) Council has created a special section on the ERA-EDTA web site with up-to-date information and resources pertaining to this global pandemic. 

22nd March 2020

Above document contains advice for Dialysis Patients adapted from the ERA-EDTA Working Group EUDIAL for patients on dialysis.

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