IKA STATEMENT ON DELAYS IN RELATION TO PUBLISHING THE HUMAN TISSUE BILL 

By ika | July 14, 2022

The number of organ transplants carried out has been adversely affected by the pandemic. Not only do we need legislation in relation to the Human TIssue Bill to be passed […]

Board and Branch Election Announcements

By ika | July 7, 2022

We are both happy and sad to announce the retirement of our long-standing board members, Officers, and friends, Colin Mackenzie (Dublin North, National Honorary Chairperson), and John Whelan (Dublin East […]

Taken on Friday 17th June, ahead of Father's Day the Whitston Family, kidney donor father David and his wife Michelle, Riley (2), kidney transplant recipient Ally and baby Rian (10 months)

4-Year-Old Enjoys Family Break Away With Her Kidney Donor Father On Father’s Day. 

By ika | June 19, 2022

Four-year-old girl Ally Whitston is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to her father David (35) who came to her rescue in March this year by donating a kidney […]

HSE Second Booster Information (April 2022)

By ika | April 22, 2022

A second booster vaccine is now recommended for some people who are at higher risk from serious COVID-19 illness. If you are over 12 with a weak immune system, your […]

Organ Donor Awareness 2022 – Media Stories

By ika | March 2, 2022

We are looking for impactful health stories to share as part of our media campaigns to increase Organ Donor Awareness. Our current interest is Organ Donor Awareness Week 2022 (April […]

EKPF & EKHA Open Letter on Support For Ukrainian Kidney Patients

By ika | March 2, 2022

The Irish Kidney Association supports a call by the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA) and the European Kidney Patients’ Federation (EKPF) for protection of Chronic Kidney Disease patients in the […]

STATEMENT ON NPHET’S RECOMMENDATION FOR REMOVAL OF MASK WEARING MANDATE

By ika | February 18, 2022

The Irish Kidney Association (IKA) refers to yesterday’s recommendation by NPHET to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to remove a mask wearing mandate from most settings/ with just a […]

COVID-19 Booster Update for Immunocompromised Patients

By ika | January 14, 2022

The information below is taken directly from a HSE Partner Pack sent to the Irish Kidney Association this morning. COVID-19 booster for people with weak immune systems: People who have […]

GALWAY COUPLE KICK OFF NEW YEAR IN CROSS BORDER KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SWAP

By ika | January 13, 2022

A Galway couple is celebrating a successful cross border four-way kidney transplant swap which took place on 4th January 2022. Eoin Madden from Kiltullagh in County Galway is now enjoying […]

IKA APPRAISAL OF END OF YEAR FIGURES FOR ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION

By Colin White | December 29, 2021

        PRESS RELEASE                                           29th December 2021 IKA APPRAISAL OF PRELIMINARY END OF YEAR FIGURES FOR ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION The Irish Kidney Association (IKA) acknowledges the kindness […]