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 […]

PKD Charity survey

ADPKD Research Priority Setting Partnership Questionnaire

By ika | February 11, 2020

Help identify the top ten most important things to research in ADPKD – autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The PKD Charity, in association with James Lind Alliance, has collected a range of ideas from patients, carers and healthcare professionals to find those that remain unanswered – such as how to stop cysts growing, how to […]


IKA invites political parties to include a YES Registry in their election manifestos

By ika | January 15, 2020

IKA invites political parties to include a YES Registry for organ donation in their election manifestos – 15 January 2020. A letter by Mr. Mark Murphy, the Chief Executive of the Irish Kidney Association has been sent to the Spokespersons for Health from Ireland’s political parties inviting them to consider improving the ‘Human Tissue Bill’ […]

transplant team ireland take to the track at ALSAA

Transplant Team Ireland Training for ETDSC 2020

By ika | January 7, 2020

We’ve got an exciting year ahead, with the 2020 European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships coming to Dublin in August. Transplant Team Ireland are already getting ready, with the training schedule underway from the end of this month at ALSAA Sports Complex. Visit their website for dates and details on the training days. If you […]

Young Kerry Patients support campaign promoting Organ Donation

By R0byn1 | December 17, 2019

Young Kerry Patients support campaign urging families to discuss the ‘Gift of Life’ at Christmas Two young Kerry boys who will require kidney transplants braved the elements  to promote the Irish Kidney Association’s annual Christmas radio advertising campaign, which encourages families to discuss organ donation when they gather for the festive season.

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