Research Participation

By ika | June 15, 2021

The Irish Kidney Association fully supports a new research project being led by Clodagh Cogley, as part of a research PhD in University College Dublin. If you meet the criteria and would like your voice to be heard please do get in contact. This study will help to understand the factors impacting the quality of […]

ESOT Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

By ika | May 20, 2021

The European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) has published a statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in solid organ transplant recipients: Recently, multiple studies have been published examining the response to SARS-CoV- 2 mRNA-based vaccines in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients.(1-7) Overall, these have demonstrated reduced antibody responses to vaccine when compared with reports involving the general […]

COVID-19 online vaccination event postponed due to AstraZeneca pause

By ika | March 15, 2021

You may be aware of the temporary pause in the vaccination programme for AstraZeneca. This recommendation has been made following a report from the Norwegian Medicines Agency of four new reports of serious blood clotting events in adults after vaccination with Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. It has not been concluded that there is any link between […]

Update to Members: COVID-19 vaccinations to begin for kidney patients in Group 4 next week

By ika | March 4, 2021

 COVID-19 vaccinations to begin for kidney patients in Group 4 next week (w/c 8th March) The Irish Kidney Association’s Chief Executive Carol Moore had an online meeting yesterday (3rd March, 2021) with the Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Colm Henry and Professor Martin Cormican to discuss the upcoming roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines. The very […]

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Statement: IKA welcomes government’s announcement on changes to priority of Covid 19 vaccinations

By ika | February 23, 2021

STATEMENT                                                                                                           23rd February 2021 The Irish Kidney Association welcomes the government’s announcement (on 23 Feb. 2021) of changes to the Covid-19 vaccine allocation priority list. Moving all organ transplant recipients and people on dialysis aged 16-69 years old to cohort 4 is consistent with their medical risk as was originally indicated by their inclusion in […]

COVID-19 VACCINE CAMPAIGN, UPDATE TO MEMBERS, 15 FEBRUARY 2021

By ika | February 15, 2021

COVID Vaccination Campaign Update As we are a charity led by kidney patients, we have access to a wide range of data on kidney conditions both in Ireland and abroad. This has allowed us to make a very strong case for why kidney patients should be prioritised. The email letter to TD’s is now online […]

Update to IKA Members, 20 January 2021

By ika | January 20, 2021

Dear member, We would like to acknowledge that 2021 has gotten off to a very tough start for many of you. We have seen a dramatic resurgence of the virus since Christmas and the consequent lockdown may be particularly difficult to handle. This has come after the disappointment of the HSE’s provisional listing of renal […]

Living Well Programmes 2021

By ika | January 6, 2021

Living Well is a free group self-management programme. It aims to support patients and their carers to  increase knowledge, confidence and skills when looking after their health. See posters below for details on the programmes: Living Well with Chronic Pain 2021 Living Well – Building Better Caregivers 2021 Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions 2021 […]

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Statement on transplant and donation figures for 2020, future legislation and vaccine reprioritisation

By ika | January 4, 2021

The Irish Kidney Association welcomes the HSE’s announcement of end of year figures for 2020 on organ donation and transplantation and pays tribute to organ donors and the dedication of transplant teams in very challenging times. While applauding the continuance of transplantation programmes in very difficult circumstances, Chief Executive of the Irish Kidney Association, Carol […]

Christmas Update from NRO and IKA

By ika | December 18, 2020

We in the Irish Kidney Association would like to wish everyone a peaceful Christmas.   We would like to draw your attention to the attached information notice from the National Renal Office. Patient Guide for COVID 19 Christmas 2020 – Click Here To View While it is disappointing patients with kidney disease are advised to […]

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