Statement on cancellation of transplant operation in November due to lack of ICU bed.

By ika | November 23, 2021

The Irish Kidney Association is very disappointed to learn about a transplant operation not proceeding at the Mater Hospital, earlier this month, due to the lack of an ICU bed. Our thoughts are with the patient, who was called for a life saving operation, which was then postponed because of resource shortages, rather than a […]

Kerry holiday homes remain open for winter

Kerry Holiday Homes Remaining Open

By ika | November 19, 2021

In great news for families looking for a winter getaway, our Kerry Holiday Homes will be remaining open for the winter 21/22 season! If you are interested in availing of a holiday, please contact as soon as possible as spaces are sure to fill up quickly.

IKA Chairman of the Board Colin Mackenzie addresses the 36th Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

36th Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving Broadcast Details

By ika | November 15, 2021

The Irish Kidney Association’s 2nd virtual and 36th Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for organ donors, will be broadcast on RTÉ News Channel and on the RTÉ Player on Sunday, 21st November 2020 at 2.15pm. The inter-church Service, which has already been pre-recorded by Kairos Communications at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in […]

Statement in response to the Report on European figures on organ donation and transplantation

By ika | September 30, 2021

The report is a timely reminder of the core message of this year’s European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation for families to have the conversation to share their wishes about organ donation.  This day will be held on the 9th of October. (Link below) COVID-19 has had a major detrimental impact on kidney patients […]

Return to Work Letter to Employers

By ika | September 29, 2021

The Irish Kidney Association, together with The Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association, (IHLTA) and Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, have written a letter for medically vulnerable employees to give to their employers as workplaces and offices return post-Covid. Click here to download a copy of the letter.

IKA Now Accepting Applications As Part of the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2022

By ika | September 23, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Irish Kidney Association is accepting applications as part of the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2022. The Irish Kidney Association is a member of Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI- formerly Medical Research Charities Group), which was founded in 1998 with the aim of supporting charities in Ireland to increase […]

Tramore Apartments Newly Refurbished For 2021 Season

By ika | July 5, 2021

The Waterford Branch of the IKA is delighted to announce that the newly renovated apartments in Riverstown, Tramore received our first guests of the season on Saturday July 3rd. The apartments have undergone quite the transformation over the past year in preparation for patients and their families. To begin, we had all internal and external […]

Summer Living Well HSE Courses

By ika | July 1, 2021

Throughout the Summer the HSE will be running a number of Living Well courses aimed at helping patients self-manage their long term health conditions. Here is some information on the courses available: Living Well General Brochure Living Well with Chronic Health Conditions Living Well after a Diagnosis of Coronavirus: Are you living with Long Covid? […]

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 […]

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